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30 Apr

The Forest Comes Alive

Posted by Wendy Ives

The forest is in bloom! I love spring, when the earth's flowers come out of their winter hibernation and grace us with their beauty, medicinal uses, and food.

One of my favorite things to do is to walk and find the trilliums blooming on Trillium HilI. It doesn't matter if it's sunny, raining, or even the high winds leftover from Oklahoma's tornados, I always make sure to get over to the bloom spots.

            

For those of you who don't know, trilliums are an endangered plant in NYS. It is illegal to pick or disturb them. They used to be considered to be a spring wild lettuce, and got over picked. Trilliums come in red and white in the Northeast. In the North Midwest, there are yellow trilliums. Red and white trilliums bloom in different locations, usually on east facing slopes. 

 

If you have trillium knowledge to share, please do so.

 

 


1 Comments

I used to live on an old farm and had this plant in a flower bed hidden between a lilac bush and a primrose plant. I was intrigued by this plant as I had never seen it before. It had something magical about it! I hope it is still there!

Posted by Diana on May 08, 2014

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