Meet my new woodland garden friend, Billium!
No, not William. Or Gillian. Or Trillium.
Billium (bi- is Latin for two or twice; tri for three or thrice.)
I gasped upon seeing a two-petaled, two-sepaled, two-bracted trillium in my garden.
Double treat: it is the first trillium to bloom in my garden AND it is statistically unusual.
Another anomaly: A jaunty green racing stripe bisects (another bi-!) its petals, making it even more singular.