Madison Indiana Photography

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.



April 10, 2009 - Posted by | art, calla lily, Clifty Falls, closeup, flora, floral, flower photography, flowers, hiking, image, indiana, indiana wildflowers, macro, macro photography, Madison Indiana, nature, nature photography, photographer, photography, plants, random, wildflowers


  1. 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.

    Comment by Tom @ Ohio Nature | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. 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.


    Comment by Tom @ Ohio Nature | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  3. 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


    Comment by Bernie Kasper | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  4. 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 !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  5. That’s a gorgeous image and a perfect specimen! I’m looking forward to our Trilliums blooming, but it will be a couple more weeks here.

    Comment by montucky | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  6. Outstanding image, Bernie. The detail in the white petals is beyond belief and the green leaves at the bottom set the bloom off perfectly.

    Comment by edvatza | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  7. Very lovely. White trillium’s the official flower of Ontario, so it brings back happy memories. 🙂

    Comment by Lana | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  8. wow! amazing nice photographs…go go go.

    Comment by ancris12 | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  9. This was great reading on flowers for the day.

    Comment by My Blog On Flowers | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  10. 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.

    Comment by edvatza | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  11. The detail of this photo is spectacular. I watch for Trillium every year as the true start to spring. They should be showing up soon before the leaves steal the sun from their forest floor home.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  12. Beautiful photo of a beautiful wildflower! I love how the white is translucent and you can see the green sepals through the petals.

    Comment by Adam R. Paul | April 12, 2009 | Reply

  13. Elegant in its simplicity. Perfect early spring image. Mitch

    Comment by mrgrosky | April 12, 2009 | Reply

  14. I already knew that flowers are really beautiful but your photos really proves its beauty.

    Comment by The Explorer | April 13, 2009 | Reply

  15. awesome close-up shot! love the details

    Comment by ankush vimawala | April 13, 2009 | Reply

  16. Ugh! Can’t believe you have trillium already! Nice portrait bernie.

    Comment by Mark | April 15, 2009 | Reply

  17. Beautiful flower !

    Very sharp photo too !


    Comment by JH | April 17, 2009 | Reply

  18. Clean image and well executed in deed!

    Comment by roentarre | April 17, 2009 | Reply

  19. Very lovely. One of your best. I’m happy you are doing this again.

    Comment by davidlind | April 17, 2009 | Reply

  20. Breathtaking, Bernie. You da man!!

    Comment by The Right Blue | April 18, 2009 | Reply

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

    Comment by chloë | April 19, 2009 | Reply

  22. The finest trillium portrait I’ve ever seen!

    Comment by joey | April 21, 2009 | Reply

  23. Amazingly beautiful details Bernie.

    Comment by Artist Boyd Greene | April 23, 2009 | Reply

  24. I really like how the flower looks to be standing on top on the leaves. Very elegant.

    Comment by Richard Wong | April 25, 2009 | Reply

  25. Great shot .. amazing sharpness

    Comment by Jhani | April 27, 2009 | Reply

  26. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment !!

    Comment by Bernie Kasper | May 5, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by MUQEET DANAWALA | May 7, 2009 | Reply

  28. Absolutely stunning!

    Comment by kcjewel | May 15, 2009 | Reply

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