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Swamp Lantern

Lysichiton americanus

Description:

A large yellow spathe (bract) envelops a spadix (spike) of tiny, uniformed flower clusters.

Habitat:

Swampy, boggy, or otherwise saturated ground in mixed forest floor of the western United States.

Notes:

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.

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4 Comments

AngelChandler
AngelChandler 7 years ago

Thank you

eftco88
eftco88 7 years ago

Love series

Isabela
Isabela 7 years ago

Beautiful collection!

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

Lovely. And I love the common name. Here's a similar Florida version:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/169...

AngelChandler
Spotted by
AngelChandler

Washington, USA

Spotted on Feb 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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