Michigan TRILLIUM!

Re: Michigan TRILLIUM!

Postby SandyLee » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:48 pm

Prairie And Sessile Trilliums!

per Dale.......

"These next two trilliums can usually be found in large colonies and form a unique and beautiful floor to the forest. These two are only found in Southwestern Michigan. Both photographs were taken in Berrien County.

The first is the Prairie Trillium, Trillium undulatum. This flowers in mid-late May and favors rich moist woods and bluffs. Grows with Trout Lily, Sessile Trillium, and Great White Trillium. Note the downward position of the sepals below the leaves and the "lantern" formation of the flower. Dark maroon in color. A unique and beautiful plant !"
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The second is the Sessile Trillium, Trillium sessile. Also called Toadshade. Flowers in late April-mid May and favors rich woodlands.
Sometimes can be found with maroon sepals, matching the flowers color.
Note the rounded leaves.
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This completes our presentation of the 8 Native Michigan Trilliums.
Next we will present 2 additional trilliums that can be found in the State, but are spreading through cultivation efforts and have no herbarium documentation.

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Re: Michigan TRILLIUM!

Postby SandyLee » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:53 pm

Little Sweet Betsy and Yellow Trillium!

...per Dale:
"These next two trilliums may be found in Michigan, most likely at botanical gardens or nature preserves, but are not native to the State.


The first is Little Sweet Betsy, Trillium cuneatum. It is much like the
Sessile Trillium in an earlier post, but note the leaves on this
trillium are pointed. The color of the leaf is also different. This
trillium is native in Tennessee, Northern Georgia, and Alabama. In
Michigan it can be found in flower in early to mid May. Photographed in
Berrien County."
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"The second photo is the Yellow Trillium, trillium luteum. It is also
called Yellow Toadshade. A native plant of Western North Carolina and
Eastern Tennessee, it can be found in flower in Michigan in early to mid
May. Photographed in Genesee County."
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Ruth and I have enjoyed sharing these wonderful wildflowers with you
all, and hope you have likewise enjoyed seeing them. Please remember
they are all protected wildflowers.
Have a great spring!!

Dale and Ruth
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Re: Michigan TRILLIUM!

Postby MikeW » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:51 pm

Dale and Ruth,
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and photos. A very interesting and informative series of posts.
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Re: Michigan TRILLIUM!

Postby Russ Emmons » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:51 am

I second Mike W's comments
Very nice for sure and great photos!

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Re: Michigan TRILLIUM!

Postby Dale » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:22 pm

Thanks guys. Appreciate your comments and so glad you enjoyed them.

The Snow Trillium is beginning to bloom this weekend!

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Trillium Oddities!

Postby SandyLee » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:57 pm

Dale has graciously provided a couple WAY interesting Trillium.... some info and some LOVELY images... Thanks, Dale.

Here are two examples of oddities in the White Trillium. The first is a
4 petaled flower, with the fourth petal curling nicely making a most beautiful flower. The second photo shows an example of trillium with a mycoplasma disease. They take different forms and show green in many patterns. These trillium will eventually die from the disease.

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Re: Michigan TRILLIUM!

Postby jdsmaguire » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:57 pm

I've never seen a red trilium like that! Wow amazing :W
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