/ Lily Family
May 29, 2006
I scared my friends, Terri and Rod, to death when I sqealed loudly at the sight of this flower (my husband Ken is used to my outbursts of excitement!), I had looked for it for years to no avail. Surprisingly, it was growing in an open field high in the Smokies. I would have expected to find it in the woods. These trilliums are much smaller than the others. Painted Trillium is one of the prettiest with the pink flashes on the petals. The pink areas are nectar guides
, "road maps" which show pollinators where to find food in the flower.
Great Smoky Mountains NP