Ontario’s Provincial Flower

Many of you likely know that Ontario’s Provincial Flower is the white trillium, but did you know that it was in 1937 it was so crowned? I found an interesting web site about the trillium and other of our province’s symbols, some of which I had never heard of. Growing up, I was warned to never pick a trillium, as it as illegal. Although this is a myth according to the above web site, it warns against doing so regardless, due to the harm we can cause the plants. I am content to admire trilliums in their natural habitat, but I’m lucky to not have to go far to see them. These photos were taken over the last several years here in London (Springbank Park), west of the city (Komoka Provincial Park) and while hiking in Gatineau Park in the spring of 2015.

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All images by me; copyright Tina Beynen, 2017.

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