Large showy trilliums are found in the moister, shadier lower lying areas of Leaning Oaks. Trillium ovatum are found nestled among the willows and below the cedars. The flowers change to pale pink as they age and when I was first on the coast I was convinced that they had to be two different species. The seeds are attractive to ants which will drag them back to their nests for the larvae to feed on and thus effectively dispersing the plants.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.