Thursday, April 28, 2011

Botanical Wonders: Yet Another Nail

Trillium simile
... Okay this is ... I'm speechless. So this is yet another one of those Botanical Wonder's Trilliums that I planted three years ago and it's just now started flowering today. So not only are they awful at taxonomy, but they're colorblind too! How anyone mixes Red and White up takes some talent.

There is no question in my mind that this company is simply a few people with shovels going around the country and digging up flowers without any permission at all. Trillium communities are tightly nit and at most you'll find 3 species growing in the same forest. There is no way they're getting the diversity I'm seeing here on such a large scale without raping woodland and natural areas.