White Trillium (Trillium flexipes)

I thought I might share some more wildflower images with you, so far this has been a great year except for the little cold front we got two days ago that kinda of slowed the bloom down a bit, but other than that the flowers have been beautiful and have made for some great subjects.

Just yesterday I found the trillium’s have started to bloom, I believe this is the White Erect Trillium, this is one of the larger species and with it’s very nature they make a great subject too shoot because of their propensity to stand tall and erect to expose the bloom to  photographers and flower aficionados. They grow on hillsides and moist forest floors making for a great contrast against the ever expanding green color of the environment they flourish in.

I shot this one in Clifty Falls State Park, where I shoot most of my wildflowers anymore, this one I found standing on a boulder overlooking the forest like a King over it’s domain. Its easy to spot these beautiful giants because of their large size and unique appearance they stand out well against the forest floor.

Clifty Falls Sate park has been a blaze of color from the wildflowers this year, but the show won’t last long so if you are close and would like to travel somewhere to see a small marvel of nature try Clifty Falls  it’s close to Historic Madison Indiana and it would  well worth your time.

Thanks for stopping by !!

UPDATE !!!!!

I got the real ID on this from Tom Arbour,   Thanks for helping out.




28 thoughts on “White Trillium (Trillium flexipes)

  1. Tom @ Ohio Nature

    Hi Bernie, this is a beautiful image, I love the soft diffuse light. I’m wondering might Trillium flexipes, nodding trillium. Just a guess though, Trilliums are tough little buggers to identify, especially when they aren’t their typical color. I’ve collected white Trillium erectum here in Ohio.

  2. Tom @ Ohio Nature

    Ok..more thinking. I believe that white Trillium erectum still has a dark ovary, while this one is white, leading me toward flexipes, but it could be some other species that I just don’t know.


  3. Bernie Kasper Post author

    You could be right Tom, but with these I know they stay erect and never drop below the leaf, I have seen nodding trillium in the Smoky’s on a wildflower walk and the bloom definitely falls under the leaves. But I am actually not very sure at all


  4. Bernie Kasper Post author

    I goggled it and I think you are definitely right on this, its funny when I put all the other trillium searches in for Indiana I never got a thing that would lead me to this.

    Thank you very much for the info and I will get it updated right away !!

  5. edvatza

    Outstanding image, Bernie. The detail in the white petals is beyond belief and the green leaves at the bottom set the bloom off perfectly.
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

  6. chloë

    bernie this is so pretty
    love the dof & the softness of the petals brillant photograph
    what macro lens do you use(?)


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