hidden in plain sight
we have had a dense colony of wild ginger in our yard. for 15 years, i mostly ignored it. it looks like a nondescript, unremarkable, green-leaved ground cover. then last spring, i decided it was time to identify the plant. and in the process i discovered that each stem hid one of these these tiny cup shaped flowers under that impermeable canopy of leaves. right under my nose all these years. i honestly don’t know whether to be charmed or offended at such brazen secretiveness.
canada wild ginger (Asarum canadense)