Another Manic Monday
Things were a tad crazy at the swamp today and it only promises to get crazier as the week progresses. I doubt I will have the opportunity to post anything worth reading, so I will just leave you with this picture. The green plant is an orchid called downy rattlesnake plantain, Goodyera pubescens. The dark green leaves, veined with white, are beautiful year round. In late summer the plant will send out a hairy stalk and produce small white flowers.
The 'rattlesnake' part of the name could refer to the pattern the veins make on the leaves. The 'plantain' part is a reference to the way the leaves grow in a basal rosette.