Three Trilliums

Three species of trilliums bloom in my spring wildflower garden.

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Purple trillium (trillium recurvatum) started blooming first and is the most common.

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White trilliums (Trillium flexipes) grow in a relatively tight group.

Most of the flowers in this garden were given to me years ago by a friend when she started having health problems.

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This third trillium surprised me this year … I’d totally forgotten about it, since it only bloomed the spring a friend gave it to me several years ago. Then I almost stepped on it a few evenings ago. It only stands 8 inches tall and certainly blends in with its surroundings.

The trilliums bloom among wild gingers, bluebells, wild geraniums, purple and white violets, bloodroot and Jack-in-the-pulpits.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Marcela-Paz on May 7, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Very nice!!!

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  2. Beautiful! I’ve tried to grow them but no luck. I’ll just have to settle for seeing them in the wild.

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  3. They’re beautiful flowers. I just wish they’d last a little longer.

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  4. Pretty!

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