: Taken by naturalist and nature conservator Ralph Ramey at Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio, this is a photograph of snow trillium plants (Trillium nivale), also called the dwarf white trillium. The snow trillium is native to the eastern and Midwestern United States, primarily the Great Lakes region and the Ohio Valley, and Upper Mississippi Valley where it grows on slopes and banks of rivers and streams. The plant is characterized by a single white flower with three petals, and three leaves on each plant. Naturalist and photographer Ralph Ramey documented plants, animals, insects, and other notable features of the Ohio landscape on his travels throughout Ohio. Ramey is a prolific writer and authored "Fifty Hikes in Ohio: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips throughout the Buckeye State," often illustrating his books and lectures with his photographs. Ramey spent time working for the Franklin County Park District, the Miami County Park District, and served as Director of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He also worked as the chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, before retiring in 1994. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV224_B12F11_snowtrillium Subjects
: Wildflowers--Ohio; Photography--Ohio; Naturalists; Nature photography; Nature conservation Places
: Yellow Springs (Ohio); Greene County (Ohio)