National Geographic : 1953 May
O11 T Passionflower Reminded Explorers of Christ's Crown of Thorns Pistils of Passifloraincarnatawere likened to the nails driven through Jesus' hands and feet at the Crucifixion. Passionflowers up to three inches wide grow on vines 20 to 30 feet long. This plant bloomed at North Beach, Maryland. aUn(lalru'llllesl y .I. t CKer 4' Light-sensitive Trillium Turns Blossoms Toward the Sun Trillium grandiflorum is often called wake-robin because it blooms about the time robins return. White at first, its blossoms turn pink with age. Trillium grows in woods from Ontario and Quebec to Arkansas and North Carolina. Virginia contributed this bloom.