A friend gifted this particular Trillium grandiflorum to me three years ago. Each year it comes back more splendidly. This year I saw it with as many as seven blossoms at the same time. I believe the ants are doing their job, too, because I saw a much smaller non-blooming plant nearby. (The ants spread trillium seeds when they enjoy the trillium’s fruit body.)
I experience spring as a rather long season with many plants in bloom during these months. And yet, they bloom in very rapid succession so I feel challenged to keep up with everything (in fact, I probably don’t). This post focuses on wildflowers — with an acknowledgment of all the other wonderful cultivated flowers we see during spring.