Red Trillium-Trillium erectum is a sometime challenge as the blooms often face downward requiring lying on the ground in order to see the inner flower. Photographing this plant, located under a ledge but higher than the path I was on, was interesting as it required lying on an angled muddy surface. A little slidey but worth the dirty knees.
I think the species name must be someone’s idea of humor as this flower is definitely not erect. 🙂 If you are wondering why we are not looking straight on into the flower, that angle brought in a lot of lighter colored lichens in the background which would have been quite distracting.