I’ve spotted another mystery plant covering the ground in a different woodsy patch than last week’s Poison Ivy.
The bright green stuff–what is it? Give me your guesses!
No guesses today? Does that mean this was too hard. Too easy? The plant is too obscure in the photo? Sometimes Nutmeg and I sit in our tree and watch you humans zoom by in your cars. We wonder how much nature you can catch moving that fast. This photo is kind of like being at that distance. You’re driving by a woods, a wet spring woods. The windows are open, the breeze shifts and you realize the ground is green with…
Yes, this plant smells exactly like skunk. Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, likes its roots fairly wet when the leaves are growing, like now. But this strange plant sends up flowers when the ground is just thawing. You’ll have to hunt down a photo of that. We were on holiday back a few months ago and not thinking about purple spathes. (Is that enough to make you look it up?)
Hope your can spot some!