|Copyright: Marc Couse (kodiak1)
|Date Taken: 2005-05-28|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Theme(s): Flower(white) [view contributor(s)]|
|Date Submitted: 2006-12-27 19:49|
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|Trillium grandiflorum |
Trillium is a genus of about 40-50 species of perennial herbaceous flowering plants, native to temperate regions of North America and Asia. They used to be treated in the family Trilliaceae or Trillium family, a part of the Liliales or Lily order. The AGP II treats Trilliaceae as a synonym of the family Melanthiaceae. Common names include trillium, wakerobin, and birthroot.
Western Wake Robin Trillium ovatumIn the east of North America, the most common is Trillium grandiflorum (Large-flowered Trillium). This plant has a large, often white, three-petaled flower above three broad leaves. Along with its three sepals, it's easy to see where trillium got its name, which it was given by Linnaeus. Trillium grandiflorum is often the first wildflower noticed by casual walkers; other spring wildflowers are much less apparent.
In western North America, a typical species is Trillium ovatum (Western Trillium) also with white flowers.
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Great Picture! Was this on the ground or in a higher elevation?
What a pretty site on a winters day.
I love the white Trillium against the vivid blue sky. Excellent detail, colours and composition. Thanks for brightening my day.
- [2006-12-27 21:38]
I have to agree with Janice.A lovely sight on a winters day.The lighting is beautiful,the whites are well exposed and the colours are well saturated.The blue sky really sets it off.Nice low POV.Nice compo.TFS