Giant Solomon’s Seal … and More

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Giant Solomon’s Seal (Commutation sp.) grows at the edge of my spring wildflower garden. The garden is between a pine and a hackberry tree, with a sweetgum to the south. The arch of the Solomon’s Seal is three feet high.

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 The flowers are 3/4 inch long.

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The three to five flowers dangle from the leaf axils.

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Then I find this caterpillar on a young wild cherry tree nearby. I have yet to identify it.

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I went back out later to take a couple more pictures. And … one of the adult ground hogs came part way out of the barn while I was still out there, which was definitely a first! They usually dart under the barn if they see me moving in the house.

What a morning!and wasn’t even 10 a.m. yet!

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An hour later I looked out the picture window, and there was a red-eared slider heading east across the back yard. it didn’t cooperate while I was out there.

What a morning!!

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8 responses to this post.

  1. That truly is Giant Solomon’s Seal!

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  2. Your backyard is a busy place!

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  3. Posted by Therese Beavers on May 22, 2016 at 11:13 am

    What a morning indeed! Lovely photos, Sis!

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  4. I love those days when nature seems to come right to you.
    I’ve never heard of the giant Solomon’s seal. It certainly looks much bigger than ours, which are only about a foot and a half long.

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