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Bloedel Reserve

Who knew?

One of the few benefits of ignorance is that it’s relatively easy to be amazed by new discoveries. For instance, I’ve always been under the impression that the Trillium I see in the Pacific Northwest, from mountaintop to coastal wetlands is the only Trillium there was.

As we walked around Bloedel we saw what looked like three different kinds of Trillium, and neither this one

nor this one,

nor this one

looked like the Trillium I’m used to seeing, though they all looked like “trillium.”

According to Wikipedia there are actually 26 recognized Trillium varieties — who knew?