Montana Outdoors

April 28, 2010

Rainy day Trillium

Rainy day TrilliumWestern trillium, Trillium ovatum


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


    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!


      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!


    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?


    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.


      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.


    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.


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

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


    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.


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

  7. The translucency is very interesting.


    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.


      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.


    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.


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

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