Posted on September 22, 2014September 21, 2014 by Catherine ArcolioWho? what berry be this so boldly red in its dead fern bed Like this:Like Loading...
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May be it would be
LORDS & LADIES ( not sure of it’s proper name)
apparently it goes by a slew of names! all of them wonderful!
Awesome pic of the mystery berries!! Happy Monday Hugz Lisa and Bear
Arum maculatum, caustic poisonous berries though. Beautiful picture and words….
That bright red does seem to say STOP doesn’t it! Thanks for the latin name – boy it has a zillion common names…
It does ! So the Latin really helps. Have a good day
Jack n The Pulpit
Jill in the Pulpit…or Jack. Recent research says there may be a Jill.
Great colors and focus.
jack in the pulpit, no?
An excellent image. The bleakness of the ferns set it of well …
What an incredibly unique plant – how wonderful!
wonderful capture and so beautiful
Funny that you and Mary Holland posted the same plant today! Your specimen is brilliant against the bracken!
I can see creatures being drawn to this amazing thing…the color calls. But then: no, thanks.
Jack in the Pulpit, me thinks… all red for fall.
Yes here in Ireland it’s called Lords and Ladies too. Beautiful exposure.
I went on an ambulance call this summer when these were still green. Some young kids had convinced a 4 year old to eat one of these and told her it was broccoli. Since all we had was the bunches of green berries bunched up, I had no idea what it was out of context. We had to do some scrambling to figure it out. Luckily the police officer on the call knew a botanist and double luckily we now have cell phones! Then we called poison control…they said not to worry cause most kids spit most of it out. And the worst of it was that they have little prickers that will sting the kids and to give them something cold–which I had already done based on the symptoms! 🙂
Over here in San Diego we wouldn’t know what to call it, so we’d probably just settle for something like, “Oooooooh, look at the pretty red berries!”
Uhmmm … it’s beautiful and it is similar tu European “Arum” species …
Very nice pic. I am unsure of the name, but I had some of these in my yard years ago, and I have to say they kinda stunk.
I’m pretty sure it is Araceae fruits (Aroid) but I am not sure the genera, it could be jack in the pulpit (Arisaema). Anyway, as other Aroid the seed could be poisonous.