Friday 17 May 2019

April Showers Bring (Rare) May Flowers

Within the past week, I have been lucky enough to come across a couple species of very rare flowers.

The first was Wood Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum). There are currently only three known sites for this species in all of Canada.

The second was Drooping Trillium (Trillium flexipes). This species is quite similar to Nodding Trillium (Trillium cernuum), but a range overlap doesn't occur (in Ontario). There were up to six known sites for this species historically, however, currently there are only two sites in all of Canada.


  1. Some nice shots, Quinten. As both species are legally endangered I'm glad you didn't mention where they are found. It has been awhile since I have seen and photographed them, so your post is a nice reminder.

  2. Beautiful photos, Quinten! Glad that you got to see the flowers.