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Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Great Falls National Park, Virginia
Close-up of Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) growing along the swamp trail at Great Falls National Park, Great Falls, Virginia. Classic example of a spadix and spathe flower structure. Insects are attracted to the smell and heat produced by the flower. Calcium oxalate crystals cause a burning sensation if the raw plant is handled or eaten.
- © 2010 Whimbrel Nature Photography / Elijah Goodwin
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