Montana Outdoors

May 3, 2011

Trilliums of Munson Creek

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:22 pm

A week ago I was able to visit the Trilliums at Munson Creek again and found they were finally in full bloom, two weeks later than usual. It has been a long, cold spring.

Pacific Trillium, Western White Trillium

Pacific Trillium, Western White Trillium

Pacific Trillium, Western White Trillium

Pacific Trillium, Western White Trillium ~ Trillium ovatum


  1. These are gorgeous. No other word for them.


    Comment by anniespickns — May 4, 2011 @ 6:21 am

  2. Beautiful flower!


    Comment by Mary Wallace — May 4, 2011 @ 6:45 am

    • They certainly are, Mary. They are so pretty now as the country turns green again.


      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

  3. I think all our trillium got washed out this year. Have not seen any. Yours are bursting!


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — May 4, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    • Ours are confused. Many are now in full bloom, but others are still buds; some small, others quite large. Lots of them though.


      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

  4. Hi Montucky, I think you saved the best view for your last one in the series of this post today. Have the best day today!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — May 4, 2011 @ 9:08 am

  5. I just looked back at my painted trillium post for last year. It wasn’t until May 14th, So far, I am not even seeing plants this year. It is so strange that you have flowers so early out there, all the while having snow and frost.

    Beautiful shots, as usual.


    Comment by sandy — May 4, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    • Everything here is unusual this year, birds, flowers, even the larger animals. Strange, but interesting. I have a feeling that the wildflowers are about to burst out in bloom soon. I saw a few more today starting to bloom.


      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

  6. Wildflowers are simply a gift — especially after a long winter. Gorgeous photos!


    Comment by Emily — May 4, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    • Yes, wildflowers are a wonderful gift. I think the many that bloom in the wild country are nature’s way of saying “Thank you for visiting”. Thank you for stopping by, Emily!


      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

  7. Worth the wait!


    Comment by Candace — May 5, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    • Fourth year in a row that I’ve visited that spot when they were in bloom. I really look forward to it now every spring.


      Comment by montucky — May 5, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

  8. I love those photos – all of them, but most of all, the last one.

    Well, we had last week “cold spell in spring”. Starting this week end we have hope that the air is finally warming and also during nights.


    Comment by sartenada — May 5, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

    • It’s interesting that you have also had the late, cold spring and that it is now starting to warm up in both of our areas. It might be a short summer though!


      Comment by montucky — May 6, 2011 @ 9:04 am

  9. Oh wow… the middle one with the tiny water droplet so sharply in focus is my favorite of the three… all are lovely!


    Comment by Victoria — May 9, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    • I love Trilliums and usually get carried away photographing them. They are everywhere in the lower parts of the forests right now.


      Comment by montucky — May 9, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

  10. Montucky, do you have a photograph of them after they have turned pink?


    Comment by Kim — May 25, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    • I’m glad you mentioned that. I intended to post one but forgot. I will post it tonight or tomorrow. Here is a photo of a pink one taken a couple years ago.


      Comment by montucky — May 25, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

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