Monday, May 14, 2012

WhiteTrillium, Red Trillium, Jack in the Pulpit

There are good and bad things where I live - my fence is back unto the NCC naturalized woodlands. The bad thing is - squirrels eat my plants, racoons, and their friends - and I will be lucky if I pick the harvest first before them. I sort of compromise with them last year - i feed them bird seeds, and they leave my crops alone.
The good about it is the flora and fauna, right in my very own backyard - ostrich ferns, trout lilies, white trilliums, red trilliums. they are just by the fence, probably escaping from the blades of the lawnmowing guys.

Today, May 14th 2012, a day after mothers day, i saw them blooming - well maybe couple of days now, but I did not notice. The wiki facts are listed below and here are the pictures I've taken this morning. 

may 14, 2012 - white and red trillium

may 14, 2012 a white trillium


may 14, 2012 - a red trillium with white trillium

Trillium erectum, also known as Wake-robin, red trillium, purple trillium, Beth root or Stinking Benjamin,[2] is a spring-flowering perennial plant native to the east and north-eastern areas of North America. The flowers are a deep red colour, and the plant takes its name Wake-robin by analogy with the Robin, which has a red breast that heralds spring.
Trillium grandiflorum, commonly known as white trillium, great white trillium, white wake-robin, or in French as trille blanc, is a perennial monocotyledonous plant in the lily family
may 14, 2012 - jack in the pulpit  (note: poisonous plant)

may 14, 2012 - emerging jack n the pulpit (note:poisonous plant)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bog onion, Brown dragon, Indian turnip, Wake robin or Wild turnip) is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from a corm. It is a highly variable species typically growing from 30 to 65 cm in height with three parted leaves and flowers contained in a spadix that is covered by a hood. It is native to eastern North America, occurring in moist woodlands and thickets from Nova Scotia west to Minnesota, and south to southern Florida.


  1. Ohhh city squirrels and raccoons are terrible things! Best of luck with that. You could try some hot pepper powder to keep them away - I hear that works. - Tara

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