Thursday, July 15, 2010

Green Dragon

This green dragon (Arisaema dracontium) is in Celery Bog Park in the woodlands between the entrance drive and the pond's edge. The presence of green dragon indicates a higher quality woodland. Picture taken July 13, 2010.

Link to Arisaema dracontium:

Link to Arisaema dracontium:

Fifty years ago there were hardly any woods here. Much of the park land has restored itself without human effort, save for the removal of invasives like honeysuckle. The planet will heal itself if left alone.

Nearby the green dragon and more numerous are Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) with leaves as big as plates-o'-shrimp.

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