An array of White Trillium... from white to pink as they age.
After taking a few photos of the wildflower Trillium last week, I did some reading about it. There are dozens of species. I believe what I am showing here are called Eastern White Trillium. It is the official flower of Ontario and Ohio. As the name suggests, the flower has three petals that rise above what is called a whorl of three leaf-like bracts.
Some online sources say that the flower turns purple as it ages. Others say it turns pink. But according to my Audobon Field Guide to New England, the White Trillium will turn pink, and there is separately a Purple Trillium species.
One source mentioned that this is one of many plants whose seeds are spread by ants. As I understand it, the plants produce small fruits that attract ants. The ants take the fruits to their nests, where they eat the fruit and discard the seeds. Apparently an ant colony's “discard pile” provides a very rich growing environment for the seeds.
Each of the images in this post were created by focus stacking 10 images
Panasonic GX80/85 with Olympus 60mm macro
1/125sec, F2.8, ISO200
Hand held, sitting with elbows on knees