Spring Forth with Trilliums - Nature As Neighbors

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

One of our favorite woodland flowers is the Trillium. This Northwest native belongs to the Liliaceae (lily) family. And while they are relatively easy to grow from their rhizomatous root, they are very slow to develop and spread. The upside - the plants can live for up to 25 years! 

We spotted them yesterday afternoon while getting some exercise on the Lacamas Heritage Trail in Camas. Nothing screams Spring like spotting these beautiful white flowers popping up between the rocks and moss.  The name trillium comes from the Latin word for three - they have three leaves, three sepals, and three petals. 

We have them growing in the forested area of our acreage in the hills above Camas. Due to the higher elevation our trilliums are still in the bud stage. 

As they age, the flowers fade from white to pink to purple. 

Wherever your travels take you today, we wish you the unexpected surprise of early Spring wildflowers. What a joy it is to celebrate Nature. 

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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Debb,
Trilliums are one of the first woodland flowers I learned to identify as a child growing up in the Columbia Gorge.  Yay... Spring!

Mar 31, 2018 11:25 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


They are beautiful, and I have seen them on our woodland trails.  Springs brings so much joy to all our hearts.  Wishing you a beautiful Saturday.  A

Mar 31, 2018 12:26 PM #2
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Spring is certainly on its way . Thank you for the flower lesson . I have seen trillium's just never actually new the botanical name .. Have a Happy Saturday

Mar 31, 2018 01:27 PM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I love the early spring flowers and the ones that pop up that we didn't quite expect. Happy Easter, Debb and Bernie.

Mar 31, 2018 01:32 PM #4
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

I don't think we have trillia in the Southeast.  Too bad, they seem quite charming!


Mar 31, 2018 02:50 PM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debb and Bernie - while I enjoy the outdoors, I can't always identify plants and flowers. And you can definitely say the same thing about fauna.

Mar 31, 2018 05:27 PM #6
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Debb: I shoot many photos of wildlife flowers and did an extensive blog on the flowers of Mt Diablo but have not actually encountered trillium in the wild. Now, I will know to keep an eye out for it.

Mar 31, 2018 05:39 PM #7
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hi Debb & Bernie, I am so bad at identifying flowers... even when they are in our own home, Diane has to tell me what it is...Endre

Mar 31, 2018 06:06 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Debb and Bernie.  Beautiful flowers.  Thanks for the pictures and the information.

Apr 01, 2018 04:25 AM #9
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, these plants sure do add color and beauty to nature, and wonder if we can grow them here.   25 years is a long time!  

Apr 01, 2018 06:35 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs. Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.

Apr 01, 2018 07:47 AM #11
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

These are so pretty, Debb. Don't know that I've ever seen them here in the Carolinas... possible the climate isn't quite right for them. (But my hibiscus is blooming!)

Apr 01, 2018 08:13 AM #12
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Ahh, early Spring flowers. How lovely. I woke up to 4" of snow this morning so our early buds are nowhere in sight yet...

Apr 02, 2018 05:09 AM #13
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