Apr 07 2013

First Native Flower

Published by at 7:25 am under Phenology,Plants

Snow Trillium at Cedar Creek Park (photo by Dianne Machesney)

Yesterday I wrote about coltsfoot but it's not the first native wildflower to bloom in western Pennsylvania.  That honor goes to snow trillium (Trillium nivale).

I looked for snow trillium last weekend at Raccoon Creek Wildflower Reserve and found the leaves but the deer had eaten all the flowers.    🙁

Dianne and Bob Machesney found these blooming at Cedar Creek Park in Westmoreland County.

Thankfully there are fewer deer at Cedar Creek.

(photo by Dianne Machesney)

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “First Native Flower”

  1. Joan Reddon 07 Apr 2013 at 7:40 am

    These are also here in SW Ohio but are very hard to find!

  2. Lauren Conkleon 07 Apr 2013 at 8:01 am

    That’s very unfortunate about the deer eating the snow trilliums at Raccoon Creek. I got to see my first snow trilliums blooming last week along the Montour Trail in Washington County. We have a lot of deer in Washington County so I hope the deer won’t notice them!

  3. Theresaon 07 Apr 2013 at 6:29 pm

    In my garden in eastern ontario the green is just popping up 🙂

  4. Kathy Milleron 07 Apr 2013 at 9:33 pm

    We saw 3 today in North Park. On a steep hill where the deer did not get to them.

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