05.10.2014-2 Large-flowered Trillium

My earlier foggy post seems to have done a face plant.  So here are two images from this morning’s trip to see the aforementioned trillium .  As luck would have it, as soon as I located the single flower the rain started falling.  I managed a couple of images before it got to be too much as a light breeze started to accompany the shower.

T. grandiflorumLarge-flowered-Trillium-1-051014-600WebAnd a bit closer:Large-flowered-Trillium-2-051014-600WebI may return tomorrow when the flower may be a bit more erect and a typical composition  might be available (the rain caused the flower to droop a bit).  I’m happy to have seen it as it is the first for me outside of a planted “wild” garden.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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8 Responses to 05.10.2014-2 Large-flowered Trillium

  1. Andrew says:

    The top shot is magical. I love seeing it in location. Cracking good flower Steve. Made my flight.

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  2. Lottie Nevin says:

    I agree with Andrew, it’s great seeing it in location. I’ve never seen these flowers before apart from your photographs. What a shame about the rain and the droop…. (I’m sure things will perk up when when the sun comes out) 🙂 but the droplets are beautiful.

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    • Thanks, Lottie. I was disappointed that it started to rain, but the drops are nice and I got to see possibly the only one on the property. Today brings the sun and I agree that things will start to get going with a few warm days.

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  3. Trillium grandiflorum really is grand. I think this photo is an excellent one in its natural habitat. I love the brown leaves carpeting the forest floor. I assume that it’s a forest or a wooded area. There is nothing to compare where I live with the likes of some of the wildflowers in your spot of the US.

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    • Thank you, Yvonne. I also like the habitat image better of the two, but I can never resist up close and personal with a flower. Based on what I see coming from Steve Schwartzman’s Portraits of Wildflower blog, you have quite a number that we don’t here…and a much longer season to appreciate them as well. 🙂

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  4. In Austin I’ve never had the thrillium of seeing a trillium. They don’t grow here, but four species are native in far east Texas.

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