Tuesday 19 May 2015

Bog Arum

    Bog Arum (or Marsh Calla, Wild Calla or Water-arum) is a native aquatic plant in BC that grows around the edges of my pond.  Every spring when it blooms I can’t resist taking photos of it.  It consists of a simple white “petal” and a very intricately complex inflorescence, the stem-like cluster of flowers in the middle.  When it matures the green bits in the middle become red berries that contain the seeds.
    Once I got this photo onto the big screen of my computer, I was surprised to see that there was an interesting small wiry insect with big dark eyes standing on the lower left section of the white “petal.”

My paintings can be viewed at:  www.davidmarchant.ca

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