This plant has a large, often white, three-petaled flower above three broad bracts that look like leaves. There are between 40-50 species in North America. The Trillium is often the first wildflower noticed by casual walkers; other spring wildflowers are much less apparent.
Today while traveling the Chehalis Western Trail in Olympia, Washington, I came upon a cluster of five trillium. What a treat!
Last spring I created a watercolor painting which seems to be well received by trillium lovers.
by Joanne Osband