This hard gelatinus coat was on a species of Lily Pad in a wetland located in Northen Ontario. I assume it's some sort of adaptation, but for what and why? Can anyone explain this phenomena to me? N.B. I was so absorbed by the jelly that I neglected to identify the species. I will update that later on this year.
Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Jan 6, 2012