Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fun Fact

Do you know Ohio's state wildflower? It's the Trillium. The white trillium plant is found in every Ohio county. Its name comes from the Latin word for three. The trillium has three large ruffled petals and three broad oval leaves on an 8- to 10-inch stem. These wildflowers can be found on woodland floors in the early spring. They bloom with white and pink blossoms about the time robins appear and some people call them "wake robins". Trillium was used by the Native Americans for food and as a medicine for the sick.