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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May 3, 2012

Pink trilliums

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These photos were taken on May 1 of flowers from the same population that I photographed on April 16 (when they were white). They are pure white when they first bloom, then turn pink, then rose-colored as they age.

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

April 20, 2008

Crazy about Trilliums!

Trillium ovatum; Wake Robin; Birthroot.

These were photographed on April 18th. at about the 3,500 foot level along Munson Creek in western Montana’s Cabinet Mountains, inside the TeePee-Spring Creek roadless area. (As usual when I’m around wildflowers, I got carried away with the camera.)

Trillium ovatum

Trillium ovatum

Trillium ovatum

Trillium ovatum

Trillium ovatum

Trillium ovatum

Trillium ovatum

Trillium ovatum

It just didn’t seem right that these little flowers would live out their lives with no one at all to see them and appreciate their beauty!

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