Aug. 1, 2017

Indian cucumber-root, Medeola virginiana

Indian cucumber-root looks like it would have a facinating pollination process. So far, I haven't been able to discover how it works. But there must be some reason it evolved this fanciful flower. It does have an edible corm that is dug up, moved around, and often eaten by various critters, including man. The flower is about a half inch across. It grows in mostly hardwood forests in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL(E), GA, IL(E), IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI(S), WV, NB, NS, ON, PE, and QC. Washtenaw Co MI, 5/27/13.