The trilliums were beautiful on my walk today! Some were starting to look a liitle tired already, so if you haven't been out to shoot these beauties, now is the time to do it.
The white trillium is the emblem and official flower of Ontario. It is also the official symbol for the Government of Ontario as well as the official wildflower of Ohio.
It is a common misconception that it is illegal to pick trilliums here in Ontario. This flower is only protected in provincial parks and on lands owned by conservation authorities. There is a rare drooping trillium which is, however, protected by law and illegal to pick. Picking a trillium does do a lot of damage to the plant, and it may take years to be able to flower again.
Instead of picking a trillium to have for a few days, take a picture of it instead and have it forever.
For more information, check out the following links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillium ~ All about trilliums
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trillium_flexipes ~ Learn about the drooping trillium here