Squawroot: image by Dr. Dennis Ross

My friend Dennis snapped this image on Saturday in Rock Castle Gorge, and I’ve taken the liberty to steal it from him this morning before I get back to my backlog of things from a busy image-gathering flurry of spring blooms from the past two weeks. You could easily miss this PLANT. It pushes its way barely above the leaf litter early on, finally rising up six or more inches, often in rather dense clusters of curiously un-green stems covered with pale irregular (not …

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