Mar. 23, 2022

lax hornpod, Mitreola petiolata

Mitreola is a genus of about thirteen species in the Logania family. There are some dramatically attractive genera, like Spigelia. And then there's this. I'm ashamed to say that I failed to find the appreciation that even a little mud-dweller deserves. It was just early in the day to get down in the mud and to do a good job. You really have to be willing to spend the day in muddy pants to do this job right. Unfortunately, Mitreola has not gotten much attention from anyone. Even though they're toxic, they have apparently not drawn attention from herbalists. Lax hornpod grows in damp spots in AL, FL, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, and VA. Taylor Co FL, 7/7/18. Logania family, Loganiaceae.