Friday, March 20, 2020

Pacific Trillium

17 March 2020—our first Pacific Trillium of the Spring at Kennedy Flats west of Olympia. I have previously posted about this wildflower. Pollination is acieved by bumblebees, moths, beetles, and other arthropods. The seeds produce substances that attract ants that carry the seeds to feed their young. The young ants, while consuming the attractant substances, do not destroy the seeds. The seeds are left to sprout away from the parent trillium.

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