I LOVE spring in Appalachia! Mostly because of the gorgeous wildflowers. I’ve always enjoyed flowers but these days I’m making the effort to learn more about them. And right now it’s trillium season! For a long time I thought a trillium was a trillium–white, three crinkled petals, three green leaves–pretty.

But there is SO much variety. Here are just a few I see in the mountains where I live. Which is YOUR favorite? I think mine’s the wake robin–I love that name!