Weekly Travel Theme: Green

Each province in Canada has its own provincial flower. Ontario happens to be the trillium. Each spring for a few short weeks these tri-petaled flowers cover forest floors. Most of the foliage is green except for the 3 white petals, but some have a slight pinkish hue.

Trillium -Niagara Escarpment Niagrar on the Lake

Trillium – Niagara Escarpment Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

This is in response to Ailsa’s photo challenge GREEN. To see more examples or join in the challenge visit her web page here.

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Travel Theme: Green

  1. I love trilliums! They grow here in abundance too!

    • Theif! Ha ha… they are lovely and a great sign of spring. They don’t last long, so I have only snapped photos of them that once.

  2. Freda Goulet

    I love trilliums….you are permitted to dig them up and transplant them in your own garden. Garril did that and they are so beautiful.

    • Dad did too. We had a few in the yard, but they didn’t take, so I don’t think he has them anymore. I know there is a fine if you pick them. A teacher from public school said her kids picked them for her once and she was worried she was get a huge fine since they gave her a small bouquet!

  3. They grow wild there? here they are cultivated but not common, beautiful plants.

    • Yes they are wild… probably less than days gone by with so much development. In any ‘foresty’ area they come up in abundance each spring for only a few short days-weeks. Not just Ontario, but they are our ‘flower’.

  4. We had them in our backyard in Ottawa. I love them 🙂

  5. That’s a really beautiful picture and flower too!

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