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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Magical trilliums

You know your trek into the woods in early spring is likely to reward you with trillium sitings--my family called them "Johnny Jump-Ups." But did you know there are as many as 50 species in white, purple and yellow and if you pick one you will seriously injure the plant by preventing it from producing food for the next year? If that's not enough did you know trillium seeds are spread by ants? Ants extract the decaying seeds from trillium ovaries, take them to their nest, eat a portion and leave the rest in their garbage where they germinate and grow new plants.

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