Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
January 8, 2000

Take A Guess
by Paul Barry

An Unusual Plant

The common name tells a lot about this plant.

Many years ago, I was walking in the woods with an old man that I called Granpa. We spent a lot of time looking at plants. We would brush the leaves away to see the mushrooms that were coming up and we would even look at the mosses and lichens growing on the rocks, with a magnifying glass. I asked him what this plant with long arrow shaped leaves was called. He got very excited. It is an unusual plant. It likes to grow in cool, moist places, mostly in the north and east. It is listed as a threatened species in Michigan. (This picture was taken in Wisconsin.)


Can you name this unusual plant?
Extra points for the scientific name or a traditional name.

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