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A large yellow spathe (bract) envelops a spadix (spike) of tiny, uniformed flower clusters.
Swampy, boggy, or otherwise saturated ground in mixed forest floor of the western United States.
The leaves have all been eaten by desperately hungry grazers. Swamp Lantern is a famine food. As soon as they have a choice, animals will stop eating this plant and the leaves will become huge. The 3rd image shows the flowers fully bloomed.