I spent the morning yesterday at the Quigley Creek Natural Area in Mecosta County where I was participating in a survey of the flora and fauna on the property. This was the second trip that I have made to this property - a previous survey trip was made last July 31st. We found a number of new species for the property, some of which I plan to share in a future post. Today I just want to share my favorite plant photograph from yesterday.
This white flower and large umbrella-like leaves belong to the Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum). Because the flowers appear in the axil between the two leaf stalks, the Mayapple is a flower best viewed from below.