Bohemia Ecological Preserve

The lovely (but unpleasant smelling) Fetid Adder's Tongue flower is easy to overlook. However its pair of large spotted leaves are very obvious. The sepals are vividly striped, and the petals are the linear, finger-like projections in between! As the fruit matures its long stem (pedicel) twists and droops down to bring the seed in contact with the ground, looking much like an anchor before it disappears under the duff. It is fertilized by Fungus Gnats. Lily Family.