|Leaves and petals in groups of 3. ©SBF 2015|
Ants help the trillium flower to spread their seeds. The ants are attracted to the fruit left behind when the beautiful flower wilts. The ants bring the fruit to their colony to eat, but then throw the seed portion "away" in their "trash" pile. The ants are helpful to the flower by planting their seeds for them!
|Red trillium flowers. ©SBF 2015|
If you interested in learning how to identify wildflowers, you might want to check out the field guides below. (affiliate links)