2013: Double Flowered Giant White Trillium

 

On my way to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, I stopped somewhere along M26 to enjoy the vast expanse of Giant White Trillium starting to bloom in their grandest glory. Having had the good fortune of seeing these flowers in cosmological numbers — some as big as a normal youth’s fist – for few years in a row now, I was awestruck to see this not so commonly seen variant, the Double Flowered Giant White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum f. polymerum).

This double flower form produced occasionally by T. grandiflorum is a white six petalled flower with central ruff of small petals. Though almost invariably sterile, these are well sought after for their appearance.

EXIF and other information

Archive ID n2c_113-0397
Date and Time 2013-05-27 10:24:57
GPS Date and Time Image does not include relevant information
GPS Location 46.82505 N, -88.99738 E, 1240 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D200
Lens AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Focal Length 105.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 157.0 mm)
Mode Aperture-priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/750 second(s)
Aperture f/5.6
ISO 200
Exposure Bias 0
Flash No
Filters None
Light Value 13.5
Hyperfocal Distance 97.97 m
Focus Distance 0.75 m
Depth of Field 0.01 m (0.74 - 0.75)
Field of View 11.3 deg (0.15 m)
Tripod
No
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