26 June 2021
On 16 June, six of us were enchanted by mountain laurel and hundreds of pitcher plants blooming at Spruce Bog on top of Laurel Mountain.
In the slideshow above, notice the leaf that’s wrapped and sealed into a tube. The structure was made by an insect. I don’t know which one.
p.s. Read more here about the enchanter’s nightshade name. Interestingly the plant is not in the nightshade family.
(photos by Kate St. John)