Friday, May 27, 2011


Have you ever been walking in the woods and come across a group of Trillium?  I think it is one of the prettiest wildflowers in Michigan. 

Apparently picking the bloom of a trillium damages the plant and it takes years for it to recover.  For that reason, it is illegal to pick Trillium on public land.  I think that kind of protection is wonderful and can only help to protect native species.  Besides, it looks so natural among the leaves in the woods, I don't think it would ever look appropriate in a bouquet.

A local winery here in northern Michigan, named one of their wines Trillium.  The bottle has a watercolor of a trillium blossom on it and it is the perfect casual wine for a picnic.

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