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

<strong>Goldenclub; Bog Torch; Never-wet</strong>
<em>Orontium aquaticum</em> / Arum Family
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span>
Obed National Wild and Scenic River
April 12, 2008<br>
I was really surprised to see this plant blooming in the O...
Goldenclub; Bog Torch; Never-wet
Orontium aquaticum / Arum Family
Aquatic
Obed National Wild and Scenic River
April 12, 2008

I was really surprised to see this plant blooming in the Obed River in Morgan County, TN! I have usually seen it in quiet lakes and streams in southern Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida. It is related to Green Dragon, Arrow Arum and Jack-in-the-Pulpit. The developing leaves will emerge from the water in a few days. It is interesting to see the flower buds still under water. Notice how the plant is growing between the cracks in the rocks on the river bottom. This was plant #699 for my East Tennessee wildflower list on this website.
Perennial

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