Montana Outdoors

April 28, 2010

Rainy day Trillium

Rainy day TrilliumWestern trillium, Trillium ovatum

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  1. That is amazing. It looks like it is made of glass. (Our trilliums are finally blooming.)

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    Comment by kateri — April 28, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    • We’ve had a little rain, just a little, and it was such a pleasure to be out in it! This bloom is just about at its end and the light rain completely saturated the petals. I can’t believe our trilliums were ahead of yours when everything else is behind!

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      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

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  3. Your flower images are just so beautiful! I have to stare at them all to take it all in!!!

    Sorry I haven’t been visiting (or posting) lately… I’ve been engrossed in a series of books! LoL!

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    Comment by Tricia — April 29, 2010 @ 9:07 am

  4. Poor little thing looks drenched-but the wetness adds something unique to it, doesn’t it?

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — April 29, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    • It does, Stacey. That’s a very unusual look for a trillium, partly because of the rain and partly because of the age of the blossom.

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      Comment by montucky — April 29, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

  5. Is it normal see through, or is that because it is wet?
    Don’t know if our painted trilliums are out yet, will look tomorrow.

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    Comment by sandy — April 29, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    • That is an old blossom, having been originally white, then changed due to age to pink, then thoroughly soaked with rain. It’s the first one like it that I’ve seen.

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      Comment by montucky — April 29, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

  6. Wow, translucent, like a tissue paper trillium. Very unusual, for sure!

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — April 30, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    • I was surprised too. It must be due to the age of the blossom making it absorb the moisture. Photos of newer flowers that I took at that time didn’t have the same quality at all.

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      Comment by montucky — April 30, 2010 @ 8:12 am

  7. The translucency is very interesting.

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    Comment by Candace — April 30, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

    • I thought it was too. I had never seen one like that before. I took a photo of a younger one that was just as wet but it wasn’t translucent. It must be the age of the petals.

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      Comment by montucky — April 30, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

  8. This is found here, so I have read, but I have not seen it. Anyway very interesting flower with its translucent.

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    Comment by sartenada — May 2, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

    • Most of the trilliums are about through blooming now in the lower elevations, but will continue on for several weeks as you go higher.

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      Comment by montucky — May 3, 2010 @ 9:11 am


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