Hello Trillium growers,
I created this thread for Trillium postings in 2010. Feel free to add to it. I debated whether to place it in "Woodlanders" or in "Bulbs", the later name used in the broadest sense to cover plants having underground storage structures (bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes) that we associate with geophytes. I believe the topic belongs here in "Bulbs".
Always the first to bloom is Trillium nivale. The first photo showing mature plants and young flowering-size seedlings taken on March 27th, 2009. The day after that photo, the plant was eaten to the ground by deer.
The second photo shows the same plant, this year flowering a week and a half earlier on 3-19-2010, but much smaller, probably weakened by having all above-ground parts eaten last year.
There's always a bee.