Friday, April 8, 2022

Introducing Billium, a Botanical Bifecta!


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.

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