Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Trillium Sighting

A sure sign of spring; the sighting of the trillium in the woods.

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.

Janet's Trillium
by Joanne Osband

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