If plants could experience growing pains, flora “ouches” would be louder than bird songs around here. Coastal Maine has one of the shortest, but one of the most robust, growing seasons for native plants. Each year, we photograph the growth of an Arrow Arum (Peltandra virginica) in a nearby pond and an Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) in our bog.
Below is an image of the Arrow Arum taken yesterday above one taken about a month before:
Below is an image of the Skunk Cabbage taken yesterday above one taken about two months before: