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.
Where seen: Haw Ridge and Northridge greenways