Yesterday my grandson, Josh Palshikar (9), and I went for a short hike at Tryon Creek State Park. While we were there, Josh counted 224 (!!) trillium flowers! The counting kept him focused for the entire hike, and he really developed an eagle eye for the beautiful white blossoms.
Trillium is nicknamed "Wake-Robin" because it is the first flower of spring, and robins return about the same time that the trillium bloom.
If you pick a trillium blossom, it won't bloom again for 7 years. Don't pick them!