All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Green Dragon</strong> 
<em>Arisaema dracontium</em> /Arum Family
Height: 8" to 40"
May 18, 2005<br>
This was one of those lucky accidental finds! I was photographing Veined Skullcap on one side of the trail, I turned around and saw the leav...
Green Dragon
Arisaema dracontium /Arum Family
Height: 8" to 40"
May 18, 2005

This was one of those lucky accidental finds! I was photographing Veined Skullcap on one side of the trail, I turned around and saw the leaves of this plant. The flower is very unusual and hard to see since it is green (and VERY difficult to photograph, I might add!). If I had not noticed the leaves I would have never seen this flower. Like its' close relative, the Jack-in-the-Pulpit, the flower has an inner spathe and the greatly elongated spadix which contains the flowers.
Perennial
Where seen: Haw Ridge and Northridge greenways

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