lots going on under the covers

lots going on under the covers

i often publish jack-in-the-pulpit in spring when it is blooming because jack (the spandix) and his pulpit (the spathe) are so exotic and eye catching. in all these years, however, i don’t think i have ever published the the seed berries. in part because they are quite hidden under the canopy of the trifoliate leaves. i love the bulging awkwardness of these seeds, and the tissue-papery sheath barely hanging on. one day later and that sheath would likely have burst. there is power in dailiness.

jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

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