These bloom early just in one place that I know of, then start their general blooming period in two more weeks. I will hike two miles up the trail just to see a large area of blooms there as I’ve done every April 18th for 6 years now.
I think the trilliums are beautiful. I found this excellent article about Texas trilliums, with some details about how the plants propagate, the difficulties in growing them, and so on. I’ve never been to the Mercer arboretum, but when I saw where it’s located, I paused. It’s a good hour and a half away in Houston traffic. In an hour, I can be at a wildlife preserve on the coast. If anything can make me grumpy, it’s Houston traffic, but I may call and ask if they still have trilliums in bloom. It would be fun to see one.
Thanks for the link. I wasn’t aware of the Texas trillium or the difficulties in growing them. In this area trilliums are plentiful and widespread but I’ve never seen them cultivated. The ones in these photos grow near the water near the mouth of Munson Creek. About two miles up the trail that runs up stream and nearly 1200 feet higher up there is an area where hundreds of them bloom and I have visited there every year for the past 6 years on April 18th. I plan to visit again this year although I may be a day or so late.