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Ontario: Geography  Teacher Centre


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These Web Sites will provide you with background information.

 

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?_Geography Trillium Poster

 

 

 

Web Links

Rare 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.

The Trillium

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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Answer Key

?_Geography Trillium Poster
 

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 color
  • 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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