The Joys of Spring

June 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

     For me spring is the best time of year, not because it gets warmer, tho that helps, but because the world comes alive again after a long winter sleep.  Birds began moving north, mammals begin to emerge from hibernation and plants begin sprouting.

     Spring is a time of renewal.  In the woodlands we begin finding wildflowers blooming and for me some of the prettiest wildflowers are the large flowered Trilliums.  AS 16FF0065AS 16FF0065Red Trillium ( Trillium erectum )

     One of the first to bloom is the Red Trillium ( Trillium erected ) also known as Wake-robin.

 

AS 16FF0090White Trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum )

     Next we might find the magnificent White Trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ).  These are sometimes called Large-flowered Trillium or White Wake-robin.  It is not uncommon to find large groups of these flowers covering the forest floor.

AS 16FF0064Painted Trillium (Trillium undulatum )

     And the third of this trio is the beautiful Painted Trillium (Trillium undulatum ) or Painted Lady.  So if  you are out walking the woods in early spring keep a lookout for the beautiful trilliums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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