Pitcher Plants in Bloom in Rock Creek

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On our walk Sunday morning in Rock Creek, my wife and I spotted an unusual plant at the side of the path–a pitcher plant.  As we came closer, we discovered them appearing everywhere in groups of 1-3 flowers (along with poison ivy!).  I assume these are native to Maryland, but we haven’t noticed them before.  Perhaps the combination of a heavy winter and very warm spring weather brought them out.  I did a little research online on pitcher plants (Sarracenia) but haven’t been able to identify these.   Thought you’d enjoy seeing them if you haven’t spotted them already (and if anyone can identify them, I’d appreciate it!).

One response

  1. This is a jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphylla), quite a common plant in the eastern United States.

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