30 Words Thursday

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Trillium

Trillium grandiflorum

Spring flower

Three petals

Usually white

Leaves opposite

Three sepals

Six stamens

Three stigmas

Shade plant

Woodland habitat

Yearly visitor

Ontario’s emblem

Official flower

Don’t pick!

Beautiful wildflower.

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These lovely wildflowers actually grow in our shaded side garden. I remember as a child after  moving from Quebec, picking one of these and was told by classmates that I would be jailed. I ran home crying! But I still love these flowers and look for them in woods in the spring.

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