Montana Outdoors

April 3, 2016

A little early this year!

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 4:12 pm

Western White Trillium

Western White Trillium

Western White Trillium ~ Trillium Ovatum

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  1. Beautiful close-ups.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 3, 2016 @ 4:33 pm

  2. Lovely!

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    Comment by centralohionature — April 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

  3. Gorgeous (early or not 🙂 ).

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    Comment by Vicki — April 3, 2016 @ 10:45 pm

  4. I think many of our plants and trees are early this year, but we won’t be seeing trillium for a while.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 4, 2016 @ 2:51 am

    • 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.

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      Comment by montucky — April 4, 2016 @ 9:17 am

  5. Very nice!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — April 4, 2016 @ 6:02 pm

    • Thanks Reed. I’m very happy to see these blooming again!

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      Comment by montucky — April 4, 2016 @ 6:58 pm

  6. 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.

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    Comment by shoreacres — April 5, 2016 @ 6:34 am

    • 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.

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      Comment by montucky — April 5, 2016 @ 8:17 am

  7. Wonderful set of Western White Trillium. Thank You.

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    Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2016 @ 12:45 am

    • I’m glad that you like them. They some of my favorite wildflowers.

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      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2016 @ 2:25 pm


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