I thought this time of year a picture of a spring flower would be a nice change. I took this photo last spring. Purple Trillium is a common sight in spring around here. When it is blooming, I start looking for morels. Actually I start looking before that, but I tend to get impatient.
Trillium comes in different colors. Purple, white, greenish, yellow, and brown. The White is the official wildflower of Ohio, and the emblem and flower of the Canadian province of Ontario.
Some times called wakerobin, toadshade, or birthroot, I grew up knowing it as deers tongue. That’s what my dad always called it.
There are 39 native trilliums in the U.S. They are slow growers but can live up to 25 years.