Mar. 28, 2019

snow trillium, Trillium nivale

You have to see snow trilliums to believe them. Having lived a long life believing nothing else blooms when skunk cabbage does, it just seems like trilliums come later. Later, when other things might keep them company. So when I drove four hours into Ohio to see the snow these blooming, I thought I could see some other stuff too. Not even dandelions were open! Snow trilliums can handle hard nighttime freezes, and continue to mature and bloom in the days between. These occur mostly where the Pleistocene glaciers ended. Is that when the developed their remarkable abilities? Snow trilliums grow in IA, IL, IN, KY(E), MD(E), MI(T), MN, MO, NE, OH, PA(R), SD, VA, WI(T), and WV. Chateau Nivale Preserve, Adams Co OH, 3/23/19.