Scoliopus bigelovii ~ Fetid Adder's Tongue | Russ Park 2010
Allison snapped these triplets in all their glory. Michael Mesler of Humboldt State shared that each plant will flower for up to a month producing, on average, 4-5 flowers over that time. This is surely unusual to have three flowers coexisting on one plant in synchronicity?
Fine webs lace the sepals, modified petals, and stigma.
In a rare winter occurrence, light penetrates the temperate coniferous forest. Photo by Allison Poklemba.
What color! Might the fungal gnats have some provenance for beauty beyond their olfactory seductions?
Photo by Allison P.
Photo and fingers by Allison
I hope your plant explorations begin again soon, if they have not already.