Trillium Grandiflorum

jel48(Z4 Michigan)May 28, 2009

I love my yard! Look what I found blooming last night!

Trillium Grandiflorum - a protected species here in Michigan

This is the trillium with the largest blossums of the 9 speciese of trilliums that are native here.

It's absolutely amazing, the amount of wildflowers that show up in the yards here in Laurium. We didn't move in until June 9 last year, so it's been fun seeing the early spring blooms this year (for the first time).

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dirtbert(z4)

That is awesome!
We bought our property about 7 years ago. The back of which is all wooded. I'm always finding new wild flowers back their.
This week the yellow lady slippers and jack in the pulpits are blooming :)
We also have the declining trillium everywhere. But none of those beauties like you!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 4:49PM
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doucanoe

Oh Joyce! I am so glad you have those trillium!

Those are my favorite woodland flowers. Our woods is covered in them every spring!

I planted a red trillium a few years ago and it is finally blooming and starting to spread. I have 5 of them blooming in my garden right now. The flowers aren't nearly as large or as showy as the white ones, tho. The white one is still my favorite!

Linda

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 10:26PM
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jel48(Z4 Michigan)

Thanks digbert and Linda!

Linda, you mentioned your red trillium taking a few years to bloom. Do you know if they typically need to be established a long time before they will bloom? I hadn't spotted that info on the Trillium yet, but when I looked up some yellow Toad Lilies that we spotted while hiking, I read that it generally takes 7 years to bloom. A very good, good reason not to disturb certain wild flowers!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2009 at 9:32AM
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