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)
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These are also here in SW Ohio but are very hard to find!
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!
In my garden in eastern ontario the green is just popping up 🙂
We saw 3 today in North Park. On a steep hill where the deer did not get to them.