My post is not about information on our native flower of Ontario. Crafty Gardener from the Garden Side http://craftygardener.blogspot.com/2008/03/trillium.html has already done a wonderful job with that. I just wanted to add that good nurseries, who abide by ethics, and provincial laws, can sell copies ? clones ? of beautiful native flowers that should never be taken from their natural environment. I have grown these white Trilliums for a couple of years now. Morning sun .. afternoon shade .. light acidic soil .. with ferns and mugo pine .. some what the same setting for it in nature .. The white is much hardier and robust looking than the delicate red. I don't have a picture of the red I grow .. but this is my white. The flower is lovely and large. I look forward to seeing them every Spring.
Since I am originally from the east coast .. Nova Scotia, I feel the need to split my patronage and mention Jodi's post on the May Flower .. http://bloomingwriter.blogspot.com/2008/03/our-provincial-flower-mayflower.html .. the other love of my life. Once you have caught its scent, you never forget. Something like the sea for me.