This wildflower grows on a tall stem bearing several drooping orange flowers with red/brown spots and 6 strongly curved back petal segments.
It grows to a height of 1 to 2 1/2 feet, flowering from May through June in moist woodlands.
The range is Ontario east to Nova Scotia, south to Florida, west to Louisiana, and north to Illinois and Minnesota.
The roots of this plant are brittle, tasting and smelling much like a cucumber. It was used by Native Americans for food, today the plant is becoming scarce. Birds eat the fruits when berries turn blue/purple and the base of leaves turn red.
Photographed in the woodlands of the Bashakill Wetlands, Cuddebackville, NY, USA
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  • lillouwho2
    lillouwho2over 4 years ago

    Absolutely amazing capture!!!! :D

  • Thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 4 years ago

    Outstanding capture. Love it!!!

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning.

  • Thanks again!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    very beautiful Pamela

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 4 years ago

    this is beautiful Pamela, so rich in color

  • Thanks much Vickie. Have lost some of my files on this system so re-posted this that was hidden.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • artfulvistas
    artfulvistasover 4 years ago

    I like the colours Pamela, its quite emotional!!

  • Thanks so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

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