Montana Outdoors

April 9, 2016

Trilliums and Glacier Lilies

Glacier Lily

Glacier Lily

Glacier Lily

Western White Trillium

Western White Trillium

Western White Trillium

Western White Trillium

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  1. I’ve never seen glacier lilies before. We have tiger lilies later in the year but not this kind. Very pretty flowers.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 9, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

    • We have tiger lilies here too. I think glacier lilies (or avalanche lilies) are native to your region too. They should be starting to bloom at the edge of the forests.

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      Comment by montucky — April 9, 2016 @ 6:49 pm

  2. Wonderful God’s creation. Thanks. Congrats.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — April 9, 2016 @ 4:58 pm

  3. They’re beautiful and a joy to see. Our trout lily (Erythronium americanum) is cousin to your glacier lily and looks a lot like it but I rarely see pure white trilliums. I’d love to see more of them here!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 9, 2016 @ 5:17 pm

    • I’ve seen photos of trout lilies, but have never seen one. These trilliums are trillium ovatum and seem to be native only in the northwest US and western Canada.

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      Comment by montucky — April 9, 2016 @ 6:52 pm

  4. Beautiful shots.
    I love the 1st shot of the Glacier Lily. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before.

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    Comment by Vicki — April 9, 2016 @ 5:39 pm

    • Glacier Lilies are very plentiful here and they are one of the most popular early spring wildflowers. They were a family favorite that I can remember from childhood.

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      Comment by montucky — April 9, 2016 @ 6:54 pm

  5. Gorgeous!

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    Comment by derrycats — April 9, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

  6. Stunning shots, especially the first three. Beautiful captures, Terry.

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    Comment by Jane — April 10, 2016 @ 6:11 am

    • Thanks! It is exciting to me to photograph them so that others can enjoy their beauty.

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      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2016 @ 10:35 pm

  7. I don’t think I ever could get tired of these flowers. Of course, when I saw the glacier lily, I thought, “What’s up, Tiger Lily?” Even if I hadn’t known the name, the relationship would have been obvious. It’s neat that they’re common enough there that they’re part of your memories of home. Some flowers are just special that way.

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    Comment by shoreacres — April 10, 2016 @ 6:47 am

    • There is something special about all lilies, some quality that makes them memorable.

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      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2016 @ 10:36 pm

  8. Wonderful lighting on the erythroniums – night time? – it brings out their exquisite beauty. Such gorgeous blooms! Nature is infinitely amazing.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — April 10, 2016 @ 8:07 am

    • These were all taken during late morning. The light coming through the pine was just right. they can be haunting!

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      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2016 @ 10:38 pm

  9. so very lovely
    you are showing me my future 😉

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    Comment by Tammie — April 11, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

    • Yes, the flowers here are a bit ahead of yours there, aren’t they! This past week they have really begun to bloom. Today even the Arrow-leaved Balsamroot started to bloom. It’s a wonderful time of year!

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      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2016 @ 8:19 pm

  10. Beautiful – very beautiful. I love black / greenish background in Your photos.

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    Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2016 @ 12:03 am

    • These were taken in morning light as it filtered through the forest. The light was just right!

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      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

  11. I, too, love the dark background, adds to the whole forest feel.

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    Comment by Candace — April 18, 2016 @ 6:01 pm


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