I find the dainty short-lived delicate mushrooms to be very charming.
My first reaction: "What on earth is this crazy Willy Wonka fuzzy ball growing from a thin branch on an oak tree I don't understand how this can be real and also WHAT IS IT"
The Tale of the Pie Possum and the Leaping Man
Why is it called a Redbud when it's flowers are either pink or purple?
This plant has developed a way to shoot the seeds into the air, and once they land, they "WALK" across the ground to find a good spot to germinate. Really.
Typically prefer the communal lifestyle, hang out in FamilyFlocks and join other flocks in the winter to make the MonsterFlock.
This is a U.S. endangered species, and I was very happy to find it here at Middle Way Nature Reserve, where it can hopefully stay protected, and hopefully flourish.
Tiny rare and difficult to cultivate plant that supposedly was the first flower to cheer the pilgrims in New England after their first hard winter.
Pipsissewa: my FAVORITE plant name so far. If you say it out loud, it just makes your mouth happy. Pip-sis-eh-wah...
Also known (to me) as "pink fuzzy bedroom slipper fungi"