05.16.2022 FOY Painted Trillium

We had a bit of rain yesterday, sometimes a drizzle and others a shower, and in the morning I headed out hoping to find a few Painted Trilliums-Trillium undulatum to marvel at and photograph.

One of the pleasures in observing these is the variation from plant to plant. Some times the petals and leaves line up with each other and sometimes not.  The undulations for which the plant gets its name can be strong or slight, at the very tip of the petal or the entire length. The surface can be more flat or curved, longer or more blunt.  And sometimes the leaves have more rain drops.

Chances are good that I just might post another or two in the coming days and nearby the Lady’s Slippers are starting to bud up.



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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34 Responses to 05.16.2022 FOY Painted Trillium

  1. I’m glad things have advanced enough for you to be in trillium heaven. The pine cone’s a nice touch in the top picture.

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  2. melissabluefineart says:

    I agree, the pine cone is essential in the first photo. What a striking plant this trillium is. We don’t have that one here, leaving me with trillium envy! 😀

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I always enjoy seeing your Trilliums, since it’s one of those plants I’ve yet to see in ‘real life.’ Both the red, and this red and white combination, are so beautiful.

    I am curious about FOY. What in the world does that mean? Since I don’t text or spend time on Facebook, I suppose it’s one of those acronyms that everyone else knows.

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    The raindrops look great on the leaves of the trillium flowers. An overcast sky is often best for this kind of photography.

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    • I do prefer overcast skies for flower photography and especially with white or yellow flowers. Both colors blow out so easily. And a little water does add a lot to the look of the plant. Thanks, Peter.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Nature’s fine art… beautiful shots, Steve.


  6. Very nice captures, Steve. Your first image with the pine cone is lovely.

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  7. Another winner. Adorable.


  8. Beautiful Images Steve!!

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  9. Beautiful. Mine have not flowered as yet. But I’ve read that it can be years from the first planting before flowers arrive.

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  10. Wally Jones says:

    Outstanding photographs!

    I reckon some of us return to nature so often because although we see the same things again and again, our views of those things can be so different. A flower with its petals aligned with leaves while its neighbor is not. Same but different.

    It certainly helps when the photographer is also a keen observer of nature.

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  11. Interesting photos of the Painted Trilliums, we get these here, more in late May. The White Trilliums have already bloomed and are most likely gone by now, Painted Trilliums are next.

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  12. Todd Henson says:

    Very nice photos of lovely flowers, and interesting observations on their individuality.

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  13. Dave Ply says:

    I always enjoy your takes on Trillium. Yea for Spring!

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