Trilliums we thought were long dead have appeared!
We bought several small packets of wildflowers two springs ago but nothing came up. Trilliums, trout lillies Erythronium, bloodroots Sanguinaria, jack-in-the-pulpits Arisaema and a few others that I can't remember were all planted but only one bloodroot and a puny jack came up in the first year. This year, the blooroot and now the Trillium (probably T. grandiflora, small form) appeared after being in ground for 2 years. The jacks have yet to appear.
It amazes me that the Trillium rhizomes didn't send up a plant in the first year to make and store more food.
Perhaps in the third year we'll see the trout lillies?
Here are a couple of websites, actually different pages of a website that shows many different kinds of Trilliums. I never knew there were so many different varieties.
Why is it that we call some plants by the common names and others their scientific, Latin name? We say Trillium for Trilliums but we use trout lillies not Erythronium.