Nope, it’s not a Painted Trillium if that’s what you were thinking. Trillium is correct though.
A few days back I photographed this Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) near a favorite waterfall in Sunderland, MA.I knew that they were variable, but until today had only seen the reds. This morning was the bearer of two firsts…my first hike in the Elf Meadow area (no, I didn’t get lucky and meet an elf…I think they are quite elusive) and my first white variant of the Trillium erectum.I was lucky to be there on just the right day…well, maybe yesterday might have been a little less pollen-messy but that doesn’t show up on the white petals very much.
Elf Meadow is now on my annual hike list. Maybe there will be some Painteds there this year too. 🙂