3.21.2005

Least trillium Posted by Hello


A fully opened Least Trillium (Trillium pusillum). These little flowers bloom in late February through March here. I had to hike a long way to see these flowers, but it was worth it.

5 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

The trillium, perhaps somewhat different than this variety (but I'm no expert), is Ontario's provincial flower. Strangely enough, I don't recall ever seeing them until I spent part of one spring in Ontario's near north, amidst the black flies, several springs past. Here, at least, one tends to find them on the opening edges of woodlands.

Michuli said...

Do you have any information on bright orange/red stinkwart mushrooms? do you think they could hurt my dogs if they were foolish enough to eat them? I have photos if you would like to see them. (the mushrooms and the dogs).

swamp4me said...

Michuli, is the mushroom you're asking about sort of phallic shaped? There is a red/orange mushroom called a dog stinkhorn (with good reason) -- the scientific name is Mutinus caninus. I don't believe stinkhorns are poisonous.

Michuli said...

They are as vertically long sea sponges on the outside but completely hollow on the inside, saving for the incredibly malodorous brownish funk within. very alienesque.

Rurality said...

I'm so jealous of your least trilliums! :) Very pretty.

There is an Alabama variety but it's not near me. :(