For more information on the habitat, vegetation, and weather of Index, the forest in which this specimen was found, please see the journal entry for May 12, 2012 here on iNaturalist. This plant is native to western North America and is also known as "drops of gold". It prefers shady, damp areas like the one it was found growing in. This plant was very scarce in the under story, growing in only a couple places such as on this nurse log in the picture. The leaves were large and oval shaped. The flowers bloom in the summer and are small and white. It also produces orange to red berries.
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