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Monday, May 9, 2011

Red Trillium

This is a native wildflower which blooms in the spring.  It's hard to see the flower because it 'nods' or faces down, which is why this is photographed from underneath.

It's a trillium because there are three of everything; leaves, petals, sepals and who knows what else.  Once you know what you're looking for, it's not hard to spot them in the woods from those three leaves.

It has another name, which describes how it smells: Stinking Benjamin.  I don't know who Benjamin was though!

F Number8.0
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length14.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/125
Exposure ProgramManual
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. Oh, wow! I have never seen a trillium with a bloom. It seems like every time I see trillium, the flower is just a bud and then I don't get to see them bloom. So pretty. Thanks for sharing that with us!

  2. We have white ones here; I've never seen a red one before, it's really pretty! I wonder how the white ones smell, Ive never sniffed one....

  3. These are beautiful. I'm glad you are seeing color and green again!


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