Mystery Plant in Hocking, Ohio

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Date Photo Taken: 07/08/2014
Location: Hocking, OH
Posted By: greentaureau

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I found this bizarre, prehistoric looking plant at the bottom of a gorge while hiking in Hocking Hills, Ohio. If anyone has ever been there, we were hiking from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls. The soil where I found it is loose and acidic, and judging by it’s location the plant probably does well in a bit of shade and in wet areas.

It was about four feet tall or taller, had no visible spores or reproductive parts at all, and the biggest leaves were roughly a foot across. Please help!

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like a dracunculus or amorphophallus or other aroid.

    July 18th, 2014 at 9:14 am
  2. Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    Arisaema dracontium also called Green Dragon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arisaema_dracontium

    August 4th, 2014 at 12:45 am

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