White trillium

Spring is a great time for botanists because many plants on the forest floor bloom early in the season before the leaves are out and the canopy closes. Trilliums usually start blooming in early May and can continue into June. Four are native to Quebec: Trillium erectum, Trillium undulatum, Trillium cernuum, and pictured below, Trillium grandiflorum. All Trilliums are dispersed by ants (myrmecocohory) and have long lifespans, requiring up to 10 years to flower. This species also has a form (Trillium grandiflorum forma roseum) where the flowers have pink tinges in the white.

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