Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Trilliums of the Smokys

If you go to the Smokys this is a good time to pick up a free Smokys Guide "The Official Newspaper of Great Smoky Mountains National Park". Inside the current issue you will find maps and lots of information about the Smokys and the wildflowers found there. There is a page with discriptions of these trilliums and where they can be found. Many of these can be seen without even getting out of your car. Of course, it is a lot more fun to walk the wildflower trails seeking that special find.

Here is a list of trilliums shown on the special trillium page that includes where to find them and photos of the flowers. You can find many of these same wildflowers already on this blog. More to come as the season progresses.

Sweet White Trillium, Trillium simile
Wakerobin, Trillium erectum 
Catesby's Trillium, Trillium catesbaei
Sessile-flowered Maroon Trillium, Trillium cuneatum
Vasey's Trillium, Trillium vaseyi
Yellow Trillium, Trillium luteum
Large-flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum
Painted Trillium, Trillium undulatum
Southern Nodding Trillium, Trillium ruglii

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