Saturday, May 01, 2010
Trillium flowering in the oak grove
Happy May Day!
It's the time of year when the trilliums are flowering, and I was struck by the magical way a stray shaft of light filtered through the oak branches and spotlighted the heart of this trillium. View Large On Black.
T took me to an oak grove to see the trilliums. They were everywhere. What is it about trilliums and oaks? According to T, trilliums need the right mix of direct and indirect light. Since the oak leaves bud later than most other trees, plenty of light filters through the oak canopy when trilliums need it. The trilliums flower when the oaks are just starting to bud.