Tuesday, April 29, 2008


"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
~ Matthew (6:28-29)

Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)
Large-flowering Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Toadshade Trillium (Trillium cuneatum)
Trillium is a genus of about 40-50 species of perennial herbaceous flowering plants, native to temperate regions of North America and Asia. They used to be treated in the family Trilliaceae or Trillium family, a part of the Liliales or Lily order. The AGP II treats Trilliaceae as a synonym of the family Melanthiaceae. Common names include trillium, wakerobin, and birthroot. The above ground parts of Trilliums are scapes with three large, leafy bracts with the true leaves underground as a papery covering around the rhizomes.


Amy said...

Beautiful! Do you know if they can be grown in my colder zone? I'm falling in love with everyone's photos :)

Nancy J. Bond said...

Beautiful flower...beautiful quote.

joey said...

I do believe you will find trillium thriving in the woodlands around you, Amy. Since you are a bit behind us weather-wise, take a walk and look. When they bloom in the wild, the bed of white is breathtaking. Since they are not meant to be lifted, often you can find them on sale when volunteers save wildflowers from construction sites. Watch your local paper ... A wildflower garden is a joyful must for gardeners and ... you MUST have trillium!

Since trillium are part of the lily family, I too loved the quote, Nancy.

Ki said...

Wow! you have some spectacular Trilliums. They all look so good I can't pick a favorite.

joey said...

I adore trillium, Ki. Have lots weaving througout my garden beds here and a 'feast for the eye' blanketing the forest floor at the cottage up north. Until a few years ago it was our state wildflower (now the Dwarf Lake Iris). Oh well, both are lovely.

rochelle at PITH + VIGOR said...

Joey- Your collages take my breath away. I have a blog at www.greayer.com/studiog where we are doing a series about native plants and I have featured this collage as part of the article. Please check it out- I hope you like it.
Studio g is a design blog dedicated to sharing landscape ideas, hotel resort and spa gardens, outdoor art and design, the latest in landscape products and services and to inspiring readers to recognize a sense of place so as they travel the world they can celebrate and value it.

joey said...

Thanks pinkie for visiting and featuring my trillium collage in your inspirational design blog. Collages show much in a small space ~ compliment and contrast. I adore wildflowers and feature many in my blog. Feel free to visit and share.