Thursday, May 06, 2010

A millium trilliums ...

A miilium trilliums

... are blooming. A patient plant, trilliums can take up to eight years to go from seed to blossoming plant. Ants disperse the seeds while in search of food and the cycle starts all over again.

With the right combination of moisture, shade and isolation, trilliums can create a beautiful green and white carpet across the woodland floor.

Photograph © 2010 James Jordan.

2 comments:

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I have always been fond of Trillium in a natural setting. It comes in a variety of pastel shades of blue, pink, and white. Individual plants are not imposing but masses under some trees are very beautiful. It is a spring thing.

Wanda said...

This may be the first time I have seen this lovely flower. Now I know what it is.