Red Trillium - Trillium erectum
Vivid, dirty, and growing on a rock! There were several red trillium plants growing on top of a large rock with a scant amount of soil on it. They grow in the same spot every spring, and yet I never remember to back up and get a shot of them on top of the rock!
Habitat: Mixed forest
''Trillium erectum'', also known as wake-robin, red trillium, purple trillium, Beth root, or stinking Benjamin, is a species of flowering plant native to the east and north-east of North America. It is a Spring ephemeral, an herbaceous perennial whose life-cycle is synchronised with that of the deciduous forests where it lives.
This plant grows to about 40 cm in height with a spread of 30 cm , and can tolerate extreme cold in winter, surviving temperatures down to −35 °C . Like all.. more