I’ve dipped into the archives for today’s photograph. The original out-of-camera image is here, and if you compare the two (ignoring the tighter crop of this image), you’ll note that this image is sharper and cleaner. I ran it through some of the digital processing tools I now use to see if it could be improved, and I think it is.
From our former interpretative sign for this plant:
Aroids (the family Araceae) produce a characteristic spathe and spadix flower arrangement. The woodland aroid, Arisaema consanguineum, has a purple-green spathe with narrow, white, vertical stripes and a hood with a filamentous tail-like tip. The spathe encloses the club-like spadix (itself extended by a whiplash tail), which has all over its surface hundreds of tiny flowers. In late summer, the spathe withers and exposes a head of tightly packed red-orange berries. The species, native over much of eastern Asia, is one of nearly two dozen arisaemas in the David C. Lam Asian Garden at UBC Botanical Garden.