Sites will provide you with background information.
Click on the link below for
an answer key to the activity in the Student Centre.
Plants of Ontario
This Web site provides information
about rare plants in Ontario. There is a map of Ontario's vegetation zones
and lots of information about Ontario's plant geography and climate. A
complete list of rare plants is provided. Twelve plants are featured in
the database. Students will find this visual Web site easy to use when
looking for more detailed information on Ontario's plant geography.
This Web site is for anyone interested in natural areas in North America.
There is lots of information about different animals and plants, including
the Trillium. You can also find a long list of interesting and fun nature
activities that you could do each season and links to nature parks in North
America at this site.
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Some facts that might
be included about the Trillium:
- grows freely on the woodland floor
- found in many parts of North America
- three white waxy petals form each flower
- grows on 40-50 cm stalk with three large oval-shaped leaves
just below the petals
- name comes from the Latin word for three
- blooms in late April and in May
- bloom in spring when robins first appear and some people call
them "wake robins"
- blossoms are sensitive to sunlight
- blooms turn light pink as they age
- flower is followed by red berries that ripen to a blue-black
- used by the Aboriginal people for food and as a drug
- it is a protected species
- adopted in 1937 as Ontario's provincial flower
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