Three years ago I mentioned a Snow Trillium with red veins. This year, it (or a close relative) is back, prettier than ever:
There is no such thing as a red-veined snow trillium. But given that there are different trillium species that I have a hard time to tell apart, this one is quite distinct from the much more common trillium nivale (ordinarium). Which is also pretty:
And this year, the red-veined (or hot-blooded?) variant was not a single appearance. Here is another specimen:
My attempt to find more was marred by heavy sudden snowfall. After most of the 3 inches had melted away, what was left looked a bit ruffled.
Some protected themselves by huddling together, like the apparent snow hexillium below.
That one is definitely a fraud. There are, however, very rare quadrilliums.