Before this spring, there were three nodding trillium observations in New Hampshire, two of them blooming.
Before yesterday, there were three blooming nodding trillium observations in New Hampshire. Yesterday, I added twelve. In an area I’ve been watching for them, around one of the first three.
I’m the top nodding trillium observer in the world. Double the second.
A bunch of my pre-flowering observations in the same small area are reasonably not yet flagged research grade. But I’ll keep watching this area regularly, and I think if I find no other types blooming by July (when no
red or painted trilliums have been seen flowering in the state), it’ll be fair to call them research grade. And I think that’ll provide a significantly improved set of examples of what they look like before blooming.
@quietlymagical showed me the first one. All of her New Hampshire nodding trillium observations have been in the same spot.
New Hampshire nodding trillium observations: