I took this photo a few weeks ago.
This is a trillium flower. The trillium is Ontario’s provincial flower, and Ontario is the Canadian province that I live in. It’s illegal to pick or dig up wild trilliums here. Why? Well, it takes forever for them to grow. They do not reproduce easily.
This of course is a trillium in my garden. It’s not a wild trillium. No, it’s a cultivated or hybrid trillium.
It’s supposed to be white but when it blooms the flowers are a deep maroon, almost brown in fact. Perhaps it was labeled wrong at the nursery and isn’t a true Trillium Grandiflora. I do have photos of it’s bloom but they are still on my camera. I’ll have to upload them to my computer soon!
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