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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

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • JoyceIone
  • Many thx dear Joyce for admitting it. Cheers.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 4 years ago

    oh its so pretty .Ive never seen red ones.only white

  • Thank you so much. It was so nice to see them all over the place in the woods. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • ManRayFan
    ManRayFanover 4 years ago

    A real beauty! Well done!

  • Thank you very much dear Ed for your great comment :)
    Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Maxal
    Maxalover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thank you very much dear Irene for your great comment :)
    Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • Thx much for admiting it. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    Superb,a brilliant image:)

  • A bunch of thx, Tina, take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago

    Great shot! I like the typography you are using too :)

  • Hi John, many thx for your warm comment on my work and for the typography :)
    All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. I love Trillium. They are always so pretty.

  • Thank you very much Bunny. Yes they are very nice and there were many when we went into the park along with the Trout Lily. It was nice to see.
    Have a great day. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • starikarp
    starikarpover 4 years ago


  • Thanks for such a great comment!!

    – Yannik Hay

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 4 years ago

    She is gorgeous….Oregon’s State Flower.

  • Thanks for such a great comment!! And a great choice from Oregon’s :)

    – Yannik Hay

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