Thursday, May 22, 2014

Trillium grandiflorum

Native Trillium grandiflorum in our Woodland at Havenwood this week.
 I shared a few of these beauties for our first GBBD at our new garden. Here are some views of the larger patch that are in full glory this week... and also a mystery plant!


Our little patch of heaven in the woodland.
White trilliums turn pink as they age.
Afternoon sun coming through some ferns, irises and peonies by the foundation.
Trilliums are also known as "wake robin" and "wood lilies."
A mystery plant.... can any one identify it? It seems familiar, but I just cannot place it.  A monocot, yes? Waiting for the bloom!
Trilliums like to be undisturbed. They spread very slowly in wooded settings that have been left alone, like this one; thriving on neglect.
More information on Trillium grandiflorum from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

9 comments:

  1. Like you, I feel I should know your mystery plant, could it be a relative of Solomon's Seal?. Your Trilliums are gorgeous, I must try one in the woodland here.

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    1. That was the first thing I thought of too, but now I am not sure why since these leaves are held around the stalk, not on the sides. I was just over at Gilmore Gardens weeding a bit and the perennial foxglove buds look just the same as this one... as well as the leaf veins. Not sure... how very exciting! For a gardener anyway ;)
      ~Julie

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  2. Oh, you have a lovely woodland garden at your new place! So there's hope for me, too. ;-) I was going to say Solomon Seal, too. Maybe Starry Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum stellatum)? The Trilliums and Virginia Bluebells together are luscious!

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  3. Fabulous woodland garden already planted for you

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  4. Mystery plant, some Veratrum (false Hellebore)?

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