I was going use the above photo for one of my nature quizzes, but I decided it was just too tricky! In early February, I found these mini dehydrated lemon slices, as I've taken to calling them, inside the stem of a wild plant. Can you guess which plant?
Need a hint? Next is a photo of a dried, formerly fruit-bearing stem of the same plant. Picture it covered with dark purple fruit.
Give up? These slices were inside the stem of American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana). This plant features a chambered pith that apparently dries into hundreds of individual dehydrated lemon slice look-a-likes.
How cool is that?