Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Violets and Trilliums

A fast look at some Violets, and Trilliums in my garden. The Violet I believe to be, Viola sororia, the state flowers of New Jersey, who's seeds are distributed by ants but I rarely see this in action. Next we have Trillium cuneatum, which has the full red petals. This is not to be confused with Trillium viridescens, which has the half green petals. T. viridescens also produces a faint rotten apple smell to attract pollinating flies to it's flowers, but only in the late afternoon and only you can only smell it if you put your nose up to the flower.