...May flowers - Squawroot
We've all heard the rhyme "April showers bring May flowers", but just what blooms in May?
Follow along as we post about a new flower every day in May, some familiar, some may be new, all beautiful in their unique sort of way!
Squawroot, aka American cancer-root, aka bear corn, is a parasitic plant that receives nourishment from the roots of nearby oaks. As it grows, the yellow/cream-colored flowers open allowing bees and flies to pollinate. By late summer it will turn a dark brown and resemble a burnt pinecone.
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Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.