I was waiting to get a call from my chief scout to tell me – as she had promised that she would – that her trillium was flowering. I knew where to find it if I had to go there alone, as she had taken me there when I photographed the tiny May flowers. On one of our walks around the village the other day, we stopped to chat to a friend who sits on his porch in the evenings and while he and Steven exchanged news (not much, in lockdown) I wandered around his little lawn looking for potential Flower a Day subjects. I was photographing something else that you will see soon when Steven called me over and pointed out a deep maroon bloom hiding almost under his porch. And here it is! He had a trillium that he didn’t even know existed. I knew nothing about this flower but a little research tells me that in ideal conditions (partly shaded deciduous woodland habitat, well watered) it can take a trillium plant up to 7 years to flower. The conditions this was growing in, under the porch next to the house were far from ideal which, I am told, means that it can take 10 years or more to flower! I feel very privileged to have been able to photograph this so close to home. Enjoy this rich purple beauty, my friends and have a lovely Friday all! A flower a Day #244
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