© 2005 Honor Marks
Catesby's Trillium
oil on canvas
36" x 48"

The name trillium is derived from the root "tri" for three because all of the flowers parts come in threes. Native Americans thought trilliums to be a powerful love potion if eaten. Catesby's trillium is named for a prominent eighteenth century botanical artist but is also known as Bashful Wakerobin for its down turned flower.