They used to be more prolific here, but now houses cover the places they used to grow. We used to love saying there were trilliums and trilliums of trilliums. I was “trilled” to find these three.From under last year’s dried up ferns this special flower popped up. Not many flowers in this world have three petals.
One thing I hadn’t noticed before taking this picture today are the lines on the petals. In the same way a leaf has lines, so the petals have lines, but these are part of a much more intricate design. You can see the lines better if you click on the photo to enlarge it. Don’t forget to click the back arrow to come back. Don’t want to lose you!
However it doesn’t say what it is treated as now. Is it still considered to belong to the lilies?
The fleur-de-lys (lily flower) is a famous French symbol. Again, the three petals. I wonder if a trillium would be a good substitute for this emblem.
Did you see the bug on the trillium in the first photo?
Big black bug sits on my petal.
Wish I were a stinging nettle.
Shivering in the breeze I shake it
But it grips and I can’t make it
Get. Off. Me.