The Wild Ginger Is in Bloom!

I was poking around after dinner, pulling up elm seedlings—this is the year of the elm—when I noticed that the ginger was blooming. Elm seedlings love to snuggle up to stems.

These are the furriest flowers ever.

An ant’s-eye view of wild ginger. Left, a newly opened flower; upper right, a flower bud. Photographed on May 14, 2019.

I wasn’t really expecting wild ginger to be anything more than a nice groundcover, but it has turned out to be a very interesting plant.

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