Heart-leaved Groundsel (Packera aurea).Squawroot (Conopholis americana), needs a new common name.Pinxterbloom azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides).Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium van-bruntiae).Toadshade (Trillium sessile).
Large-flowered Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), also known as White Trillium and White Wake-Robin. “Wake-robin” is a name for trilliums in general, (as well as Jack-in-the-Pulpits); it was also the title of John Burroughs’s first book. The name comes from these flowers’ early spring blooming, in time for the birds, including the robins, arriving from the south. The White Wake-Robin in particular is big and bold, a sight for sore night-flying eyes? According to Gracie, it can take 16 years for one of these white trilliums to bloom in the wild after the seed has set. As the bloom ages this spring, it will turn pink.
These were all seen in the Native Flora Garden at the Brooklyn Wedding Venue, where I also made another surprising discover, which I will detail later today.