Saturday, May 15, 2010

Macro Saturday & Today's Flowers

My entry for Macro Flowers Saturday and TF is:

Trillium These are a gift from nature; they just showed up among my wild ferns one day. From Wilkipedia, this is called, Trillium Grandiflorum, meaning flower among the leaves. Also, seeds of trillium are spreads by ants, the ants extract the seeds, eat the elaiosomes, and throw away the seeds where they germinate in rich soil.


I guess they live up to their name, they came in 3's ... 3 leaves, 3 petals & 3 showed up among my ferns. ;)


According to Mr. Wilkipedia, the white flowers will turn pink as they age like this one.

13 comments:

maiaT said...

Beautiful photos of these delicate, pure white and light purple trillium flowers.
Thanks for sharing them on Macro Flowers Saturday.
Your header photo is amazing too.
Have a great weekend!

Mumsy said...

Beautiful flowers and great photos!

Ebie said...

Trillium are one of the beautiful flowers I love. They are so delicate!

Hi Nance, thanks for this link to Macro Flowers Saturday. I joined.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

at the numerology - about my name -the number is 3...

good...

i like the second one.
congrats
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/05/anonymous-readers-at-flowers-from-today/

AL said...

Ah so that's why they're called trilium, very unique. Never seen flowers with only three petals. Nice find Nance!

Denise said...

Great photos here, and a very beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing :)

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing all the information about these delicate plants. Insects do an amazing job in nature! ♥♫

Ana said...

Very nice flower and interesting information about the ants, learning something new here - I had no idea ants could do that!

Maria Berg said...

Two days ago I did plant two of them in my garden but I still do not know if the are white or red.

Cowlips me to did not know that you could make wine out of them.
MB

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Beautiful and interesting info Nance. Thanks for the visit and I hope this comment will get through. I managed to successfully entered to a few blog today and pray this works in yours.

Hannah said...

They are beautiful. Understanding a bit about them makes them more so!

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SandyCarlson said...

Oh, so gorgeous!

Mari said...

Lovely flowers, they look so delicate.

Great close-up shots, Nance.