I know last night might have been a little misleading with the “eve’ title. I only had the one shot to share…well lots but basically all the same…so today it is back to the Trilliums but with a new species here.
Nodding Trillium-Trillium cernuum, aka Nodding Wakerobin or Whip-poor-will flower, is a species I photographed many years ago in Northern Maine but never shared here. This was in the private woodland garden I visited last Friday along with the Yellow Lady’s Slipper. It was nice to see one locally.
Before meeting up with my friends at the garden, I spent time with my favorites, the Painted Trilliums, one of which I shared the other day. This is a different flower that that individual which had more curled petals.
Aside from being crazy about these in general, I enjoy the varying undulations (how the Latin name was picked no doubt) in the petals from plant to plant. In case you are wondering, that funny “blob” is actually an anther atop a stamen. I didn’t notice it in the LCD when composing or would have altered my position slightly to make it more apparent.