Western Trillium - Trillium ovatum ssp. ovatum
One of the most recognizable and frequently-seen wildflowers at Mount Rainier, often appearing at roadsides, but generally in open to deep forests, reaching over 5000 feet but most abundant below 4000 feet. The flowers fade to a maroon color before the petals fall, although the flower at right showed pinkish tones from the day it opened. Photographed (left to right) on teh Twin Firs Trail on May 9, 2017, on the Carter Falls trail on June 10, 2014, and in Stevens Canyon on June11, 2014.