First Native Flower

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 thoughts on “First Native Flower

  1. 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!

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