Serving Suggestion: Don’t
Here’s another flowering-plant glamour shot from RC Gorge.
This, of course, is jack-in-the-pulpit, its spathe reflexed (vs the usual state, curved away from the camera to cover the spadix–Jack–inside his tubular boudoir.
This is, I confess, from a purists point of view, nature fakery since this plant is never found in this exact configuration in the wild. Â But seeing a familiar thusly in new garb makes us see it differently the next time we find it undisturbed by meddling photographers.
Now, should you beÂ interested in EATING this plant:Â Change your mind.
Read all about this plant’s sex-life and for how to prepare it for the table: fixÂ potatoes instead.