Thursday, June 24, 2021

Indian Cucumber Root


This gorgeously delicate native (Medeola virginiana) stuns! The flowers are subtly hidden beneath the umbrella of large leaves.



And when you look from below, it looks as if the plant has false eyelashes
(but what would I know about such things ... ?)


These are growing naturally in my wooded area, and I'm so proud!



 

6 comments:

Wendy said...

I have never seen these before.....are they in dry areas? Damp? Green? What a beauty!!

Deb said...

It's an understory beauty of moist woodlands. You have to basically get down on the forest floor and look up under its little umbrella of leaves to see it - very hidden and demure.

Wendy said...

I haven't been down to our wet area in a couple of years....ticks....I've been sticking to the trails. Maybe that is why....will have to venture out in my tick clothing and loads of spray...those are incredible.

Shelley Burbank said...

I really love this one. So intriguing.

Deb said...
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Deb said...

Glad you see its beauty, too.