leaves in basal rosette; Symplocarpus foetidus (Araceae)
This is the fruit that turns red as it matures.
Growing wild at the Springweather Nature Area, Springfield/Weathersfield, VT
These first two photos show the spathe with fruit inside. The last 2 photos show the fruit after the covering has been pulled off (05.17.14) and (05.28.14). I also have a photo of the fruit after it turns red. I'll try to find it and post it.
First flowering of a wild plant I have kept under observation for the last four years. This specimen grows up through cracked concrete and asphalt on the side of what is now a nice residential property but what was once an old plant nursery and prior to that an old settlers homestead. I assume the Arum is a cultivation relic from either the nursery of the settlers garden.
I'm not sure which Arisaema species is here.
Araceae is a family of monocotyledonous flowering plants in which flowers are borne on a type of inflorescence called a spadix. The spadix is usually accompanied by, and sometimes partially enclosed in, a spathe or leaf-like bract. Also known as the arum family, members are often colloquially known as aroids. This family of 107 genera and over 3700 species is most diverse in the New World tropics, although also distributed in the Old World tropics and...