NatureWurks 2011 Calendar / July’s Photo of the Month / White Trilliums

 This image is July’s Photo of the Month in NatureWurks’s 2011 calendar

 The delightfully unusual flowers of wild White Trillium grandiflorum are a harbinger of spring, they bloom in April & May and are found growing wild in the upland temperate forest of the Midwest and Eastern United States in moist shade in roadsides, floodplains, , ravines, along bluffs, and along rocky slopes in woods.  Flowers bloom for 2–3 weeks in the early spring (late April to mid-May), before forest canopy leaves appear, and are pollinated by bumblebees.  The spring-blooming flowers of white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) start out white and fade to pink as the flowers age.  Trillium Plants can live for 25 years or longer and usually do not flower until they are several years old.

Canon EOS 1D MK3, EF 70-200mm F2.8 IS L USM lens, Gitzo Tripod

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