Snow Trillium

Snow Trillium Telephoto

The weather finally broke into the 50s today. The Snow Trillium has responded exuberantly after a long, long holding period. Tonight the temperatures are dipping into the 20s once more. But the snow trillium will be fine; many spring ephemerals, especially the early risers, have a built-in antifreeze quality to their tissues. These trillium have […]

Snow trillium

Snow Trillium in Waiting

Snow trillium,¬†Trillium nivale,¬†are waiting patiently for the next warm day. Warm is relative for snow trillium. It does not take much but a few days above freezing, yet even with the first day of spring upon us now they have not had that opportunity. They are emertged, their buds are poised, but still they wait. […]