Sunday, May 16, 2010

Provincial Flower/ Today's Flowers

Trillium bloom in Ontario's hardwood forests in April and May

In 1937, Ontario adopted trillium as it's official flower.  The name "trillium" came from the prefix "tri" meaning three, as each blossom has three petals and each plant has three leaves.


The blossom is associated with peace and hope.

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27 comments:

Kathy said...

A new flower for me. Very pretty bloom with a very pretty name. Is this by chance a shrub?

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very nice shot...
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Digital Flower Pictures said...

One of our nicest woodlanders although it seems to be getting rarer and rarer around here.

Juliana RW said...

Beautiful shots

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siromade08 said...

Beautiful capture of the the photo. A pretty white flower.

Snap said...

Gorgeous shots of a new flower for me. Lovely~

Denise said...

These shots are super, and your trillium very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely flower, the second photo is wonderful

Robin said...

Such a pretty little flower, and I like it's meaning too.

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Xavi said...

Beautiful flowers of Trillium grandiflorum.
Have a nice day.

Dave said...

Great details here, thanks for introducing Trillium to me.

Small City Scenes said...

Aren't they wonderful. I love finding little (or big) patches of them in the woods.
We have the Western Trillium (trillium ovatum).
All beauties. MB

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Alaska!
I remember when I lived in Ohio for a few years, they carpeted the forest floor in some areas. They are so beautiful. Unfortunately, they don't grow here in Alaska. Thanks for sharing.:)

tinasphotoblog said...

A very beautiful flower that I´ve never seen before. Great shots too. :)

eden said...

Trillium are beautiful flowers. Great shots.

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of a beautiful flower. Ontario chose wisely when they adopted it as its official flower.

Jacob said...

Never heard of them but they sure are pretty - remind me a bit of our magnolias.

Carver said...

The trillium is so beautiful. I also love the shot in your sweet nectar post above this one.

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous!

SandyCarlson said...

Trillium is a treasure in itself. These are gorgeous.

Ebie said...

Thanks for sharing the history of trillium.

They are gorgeous!

Rose said...

these are wonderful shots!

maiaT said...

Delicate little flower and beautiful shots. My favorite is the first one, beautiful composition.

NaveenAli said...

these are wonderful shots!
A new flower for me
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momgen said...

This is pretty flower. Happy TF!

Mine is here

kaye said...

so lovely

NaveenAli said...

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