A Pacific Northwest native, the Trillium is a delicate understory plant that reflects the “tri” in its name, as it is easily spotted by its three leaves topped by a single three-petal white flower. Find it on the Beech Trail just below Upper Cascade Drive.
Be sure to check out Buttercup Winter Hazel’s dramatic yellow flowers, which are in groups of two to five, and dangle in clusters. These showy flowers stand out against the plant’s textured dark green leaves. Find it along the path near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial parking lot below SW Knights Blvd.
The magnolias start blooming in early April, with various species blooming through spring and summer. Be sure to walk down the Magnolia Trail and take in an incredible sight of white, pink, and red blooms sitting in a canopy of large, tropical-looking leaves.
Vine Maple, Acer circinatum
Red Maple, Acer rubrum
Sugar Maple, Acer saccharum
The maple collection starts looking great this month! Indulge in the beauty of the vine maple, red maple, and sugar maple. Check out their different branch structures and bark textures.