Montana Outdoors

April 18, 2013

April 18th ~ Trilliums

On April 18th in 2008 I found a place along the Munson Creek trail where Trilliums abound and I’ve visited that place on April 18th every year since. Usually they are in full bloom but today, although they were plentiful, they have just begun their bloom and the flowers are quite small. At that elevation (3,400 feet) small patches of snow still remain on the ground. After photographing a few of the trilliums I hiked on up the trail to 4,100 feet where winter is still in full season and spring is still in the future.

Western White trillium, Pacific Trillium, Wake Robin, Birthroot

Western White trillium, Pacific Trillium, Wake Robin, Birthroot

Western White trillium, Pacific Trillium, Wake Robin, Birthroot

Western White trillium, Pacific Trillium, Wake Robin, Birthroot

Western White trillium, Pacific Trillium, Wake Robin, Birthroot

Western White trillium, Pacific Trillium, Wake Robin, Birthroot

Western White trillium, Pacific Trillium, Wake Robin, Birthroot, Trillium Ovatum

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