Catesby’s Trillium | Great Smoky Mountain National Park


Once again great weather followed by cold and possible snow flurries, I don’t know what I did but it sure must have been bad lol !! So I will just keep reviewing images from past wildflower seasons and hope that it breaks soon before I break something here around the house.

This is a Catesby’s Trillium from last year at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, I photographed this species of Trillium on the White Oak Sink trail on of the best wildflower trails in the park.

According to Wikipedia…

Trillium catesbaei, also known as bashful wakerobin or rosy wake-robin, is a spring flowering perennial plant found in the southeastern United States. Like most trilliums, it prefers moist, humus-rich soil in shade. Its northern limit includes the Great Smoky Mountains and other parts of North Carolina and Tennessee. Most of its populations are in the Piedmont from North Carolina to Alabama, under deciduous trees such as American beech, various oak and hickory species, and tulip poplar. Its southernmost natural occurrence is in Early County, Georgia.

The weather down in the mountains looks a little bit better than up here so hopefully I might slip down and photograph a few of these beautifies real soon. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my photography !!

 

 

                                                                                                                                                        catesby's trillium

 

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8 thoughts on “Catesby’s Trillium | Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  1. Howard Grill

    I must have done something wrong because snow is in the forecast here as well. This is lovely. Looks like the white petals are shorter and slimmer than the petals of grandiflorum.

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