Friday, April 23, 2010

One Spectacular Plant

Saw this spectacular plant up on Roan the other day. Anyone know the name of it>

John Britt
www.johnbrittpottery.com

7 comments:

Dan Finnegan said...

I believe it's name is Larry...

Courtney Martin said...

hasta?

Emily Reason said...

Deer Tongue?

Joy Tanner said...

it's false hellebore

my book says 'also is highly poisonous. Each year people mistake it for an edible plant and either die or must undergo a liver transplant!

blooms may-july

Joy Tanner said...

http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=9992

John Britt said...

Joy,

Nice! Just canned a bunch of that for the next clay club.

Thanks Joy,

I know someone would know. Our resident biologist!

John Britt said...

Joy,

This is a perfect description:

False hellebore grows on moist, open meadows and hillsides at elevations of 1500 to 4000 meters. It emerges as soon as snow melts in the spring. Flowers appear in July and August, and the plant produces seeds in September.