If you are not familiar with the trillium, it is a native wildflower. There are 39 species of trillium known. All types are easily identified by the three main leaf bracts that start to show in the early part of spring. These leaves are followed by a long stem on which the flower blooms. White flowers are most prevalent in damp, woody areas. Red flowers have also been known to show up where the white trillium grows. Other bloom colors include pink, white turning to pale purple, and yellow.
Many of us get very excited when we spot them as occurred today on my walk with a friend through the woods.
I have captured the delicate wildflower in a watercolor painting which has delighted many art patrons and collectors.
It is named for my friend who is addicted to trilliums and provided me with great photographs for the painting.