Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tthe Trillium are blooming too!


Here in Michigan, the trillium is an endangered species. It is illegal to pick them, but you can move them to another location to keep them alive. I'm hoping to transplant more of them to the woods behind our house soon. We have about 5 trillium right now, but I'd love a carpet of them. To look around the woods here, you wouldn't think they were endangered as there are thousands of them blooming. But only an hour south there are very few to none of them. They grow in the shade and are absolutely lovely. They start out white and when they are almost done blooming, they turn pink. They are one of the first flowers out in the spring and are so welcome after a long, snowy winter!

3 comments:

moonmystic said...

HI. I'm from MI too, but our Trilliums are not blooming yet in the UP.

Knoxville Girl said...

I've seen trillium blooming up in the Great Smoky Mountains. Generally, it's too hot for them in the valley where I live. Your picture really shows their beauty.

Kelly said...

I love these! They remind me, with some other woodland plants and flowers, of running around in our woods when I was little! Great shot, Christie!