Red Trillium

Yannik Hay

Gatineau, Canada

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  • Winner in Oranges and Reds challenge in Wildflowers of North America on 2013-07-28
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  • 3rd Placement in November Voucher challenge in Wildflowers of the World on 2012-11-18
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Red Trillium (Trillium erectum) blooms here early in the spring. We have left several native red trilliums where they were growing naturally, and they are a vivid spot of welcome color before most of the plants in our gardens are producing flowers. There are more than forty types of trillium, but as the name indicates, they are all based on threes. Trilliums have three petals, three leaves, three sepals, a pistil with three parts, and six stamens (three in the foreground, three in the background).

The common red trillium can give off an unpleasant odor and is sometimes called “Stinking Benjamin” or “Ill-Scented Wake-Robin.” It grows in moist, wooded areas and can grow to any height between seven and twenty-four inches. The leaves are located underneath the flower and can vary greatly in size from plant to plant. Trillium flowers have long, narrow petals and can be any color ranging from the deep red of the common trillium to the purple, pink, and white of the other varieties. The flower stem is very slender and often droops from the weight of the flower and leaves. After the flowers fade, reddish-purple seed berries form.

Location: Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
Date: 2010-05-03
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 400
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec.
Aperture: F/5.6
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM@200mm

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