Let’s Talk About Parks: Trilliums

MAY 3, 2016 
Think about numbers in nature for a second. What wild plants or animals can you picture that have a definite number involved in how they are constructed or function? Most animals have two ears. Many animals — such as beavers, squirrels and bears — have four legs, while most birds — such as the robins you can see searching for juicy worms — have two legs. A dogwood blossom has four petals, while the eastern spring beauty has five petals. The brilliant orange tiger lily has six petals, and starflowers have seven pointed white petals. And one flower that our region’s warm spring weather has caused to bloom a bit earlier than usual has three petals — and has an appropriate name to boot... Read the full article