Saturday, July 25, 2009
Growing, unbidden, in my parents' yard (right by the doorstep, actually), is this plant:
It emerged in the spring and started to grow elliptical leaves with parallel veins that clasped the stem. At this point it is about 18 inches tall, though there is a second one that is about half the height. It was an interesting plant; we had no idea what it was and I don't remember seeing it before in their yard. It bloomed, going, in my opinion, from interesting to fascinating. Look at these flowers! Like little orchids, all in a row up the stem. (And yes, they are covered in cobwebs.)
10 points (redeemable for... nothing, really...) to anyone who can ID it! Answer to be revealed shortly if no one chimes in!