Thoughts of Christmas
Image by Distant Hill
The fruit of Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), a perennial native to eastern North America, ripening on a plant that we transplanted into our garden from the woods here on Distant Hill.
The complementary colors of red and green remind me of Christmas, and the fact that winter is not far off. Here is a link to a photo of the beautiful flower that produced this fruit: flic.kr/p/cuNpBj
Note: All parts of this plant are poisonous to humans. I did find out, thanks to Elizabeth W.K. on Flickr, that black bears love to eat the roots of Jack-in-the-Pulpit. For more info on this and another poisonous native New Hampshire plant, Doll’s Eye, visit: