PhotoHunter: 3

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

The Trillium is the official flower of the Province of Ontario. It is illegal to pick or dig up Trilliums in the wild in Ontario, though not to plant ones purchased from growers.

Wake-robin (Trillium erectum) - a bug's-eye view (note bugs...)

Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

Floating Heart (Nymphoides aquatica)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) "Leaves of three... Let them be!"

… and another

Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)


  1. Rach said,

    March 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I also never realised 3 was such a common number in plants, thanks for sharing your lovely photos

  2. ian said,

    March 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

    whoa. i never realized threes is such an important pattern among flowers =]

  3. Scott said,

    March 21, 2010 at 6:38 am

    That’s awesome how you brought out the three in each of those. This has been such a fun theme with so many different angles. You’ve got nice shots that fit the theme just right.

  4. ewok1993 said,

    March 21, 2010 at 1:04 am

    thanks for the information. i didn’t know its name before.

  5. noel said,

    March 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm


    those are beautiful shots…i love your interpretation of the theme three and put in all the three leaved flowers, stunning captures!

  6. March 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Beautiful flowers! Excellent chioce for this challenge. You have the three petals or leaves, and you have the first day of spring! Lovely!
    Happy Weekend!

  7. March 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Wow…So beautiful! I love these flowers and I´m afraid mine have died this cold winter.
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Lisa said,

    March 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Lovely flowers!

  9. pjpink said,

    March 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Great shots. My pic is of flowers, too.

  10. sandy said,

    March 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Lovely even made poison ivy look good.
    Mine’s up, too.

  11. March 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I didn’t know it was illegal to pick trilliums in the wild. I don’t live in Canada of course, so that may be the reason. 🙂 It implies that they are endangered – are they?

    • mudhooks said,

      March 21, 2010 at 2:16 am

      Should have qualified that… It’s illegal to pick them in Ontario where they are the Provincial flower.

  12. YTSL said,

    March 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Very nice nature shots! 🙂

  13. magiceye said,

    March 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm


  14. azahar said,

    March 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Lovely. I did not know it was illegal to pick trilliums. I’ve never seen one in real life – guess they don’t tend to grow in downtown Toronto.

    • mudhooks said,

      March 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      I found one growing in my garden last summer. In fact, I have found a bunch of stuff sort of growing spontaneously in my garden that I KNOW I didn’t plant.

      I am hoping when we move I can transplant a few of them, including the Trillium (since it isn’t growing wild).

  15. Gemma said,

    March 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Gorgeous photos of these plants! The trillium has such defined markings on the petals!

  16. March 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Ah a perfect choice if plant for this week’s theme. I have a plant theme too this week! Have a great weekend

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