5 responses to “Dichopogon strictus”

  1. Maire Smith

    Don’t most commercial chocolates contain vanilla or vanilla flavouring? We may associate them because we almost never smell chocolate without vanilla.

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Yes, you’re right, Maire. Chocolate via Wikipedia (see section on Blending)

  3. Brian Carson

    Hi Dan
    Wonderful resource link for Trilliums. They can become as addictive as chocolate. There is a local gardener with 31 species.
    Last May, a ten year search culminated with a thrilling discovery. I stumbled on . . . a fully double Trillium grandiflorum.
    The flower was sterile with twenty-one light green petals, all edged white, and was clad with six sepals . Picture to follow.
    An article in an old Hort magazine about a beautiful double trillium being found just south of us, near Syracuse, prompted the quest. I frivously surmised that our local Trilliums might carry the same genetic potential for doubling.
    It was found near Shawville, Quebec growing in a beautiful old hardwood forest with a gazillion other trilliums. As cattle have access to these woods, I dug it up and will try to propagate it. Hope to have some to share in a decade or two.
    Brian Carson

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Brian, very interesting! There are a couple different double-flowered Trillium grandiflorum, but yours sounds unique at the very least both for its colour and for its known wild origin (often the origins of these physical oddities are lost). How closely does it resemble Trillium grandiflorum ‘Flore Pleno’?

    One of my personal favourite photographs last year was this Trillium ovatum.

  5. Jess

    Hi there, randomly came across this article. I live in South Australia and on a recent University fieldcamp we came across these gorgeous little plants. To me, they smell like chocolate. However, my friend thought they smelt like vanilla. I guess it’s relative? I think chocolate and vanilla DO probably smell alike.

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