Since the wildflower season has been so poor here in the Madison Indiana area I decided to head south to the mecca of wildflowers….The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
A good decision that turned out to be the weather was perfect and the flowers were blooming all over the park. I could post hundreds of images but I thought I would just stick to a view of my favorites with a little info about the flower.
One of the flowers that I really wanted to capture on my trip was the Painted Trillium. From a short description from Wikipedia…
Trillium undulatum, the painted trillium is a wildflower of the genus trillium found from Ontario in the north to northern Georgia in the south and from Michigan in the west to Nova Scotia in the east. It is also known as painted lady or trille ondulé. It demands strongly acidic, humus-rich soils and tends to be found in the shade of acid-loving trees such as eastern white pine, red maple, red spruce and balsam fir. Although the soils that support it have low base saturation, this species was found to have relatively high levels of calcium, magnesium, and especially potassium in its foliage
I was able to capture quite a few images of this beautiful trillium and found over two hundred plants not ready to bloom but within a few years should make for a beautiful site.
Thanks for taking a look.