Fishhawk Lake-Spring Flowers-The Trillium
These sweet beauties have a very brief blooming season in climates like what we have in the Pacific Northwest. I recall when I used to go running at Tryon Creek State Park located in Portland, that they had a Trillium Festival every April, which always connoted to me that spring had officially arrived.
I also recall that according to the law, you couldn't pick trilliums or dig them up in the wild and replant them in your own yard.
But, thankfully Tryon's festival sells the trilliums to gardeners, and the festival is free. (This happens in early April yearly).
I am lucky enough to have a next-door neighbor who has a few varieties of these and during the spring rain yesterday I popped out to take a few photos.
The purple one looked a bit beleaguered after being pelted with rain and hail, but I still wanted to get pictures before they disappear, as these are at the end of their bloom.
There are 40-50 different species of these perennials.