I always anticipate the blooms of the trillium. I first discovered a large group of them in the woods on our property when I was twelve or thirteen. Ever since then, I make it a priority to pay them a visit every the spring. It’s best to enjoy them where they live rather than pick their flowers. Their blooms are very short lived and it can take a plant whose flower has been picked several years to recover. I learned something recently about trilliums from Wikipedia that I did not know– that their seeds are spread by ants. How could such a beautiful, delicate, and specialized wildflower happen through natural selection or chance?