In the Glen: Trillium

A late-blooming trillium in the bottom-land, Glen Helen. [Photo by a blind flaneur]
A late-blooming trillium in the bottom-land, Glen Helen. [Photo by a blind flaneur]

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3 Responses to In the Glen: Trillium

  1. ms modigliani says:

    Congratulations on a lovely photo of a trillium in Glen Helen.

    Did you know that the trillium is the emblem and official flower of Ontario?

    “The adoption of the trillium was an outgrowth of a movement following WW I which sought to establish a national flower so as it might be used for planting on the graves of Canadian servicemen overseas. The trillium, the proposal of the Ottawa Horticultural Society, did not receive national recognition, but, on March 25, 1937, Ontario chose it as the provincial flower.”

    http://www.fraser.cc/FlagsCan/Provinces/Ontario.html

  2. Mark Willis says:

    I did know that, somewhere along the roads less traveled in my cerebral cortex. I’d love to look for trillium in a week or two in Algonquin, when the black flies are but a minor nuisance to stalwart voyageurs, and lake trout roil the surface of Canoe Lake, and moose crash through the reeds on Whiskey Jack Bay, and hermit thrushes sing in the wakening woods.

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