Aug. 6, 2021

fragrant plantain-lily, Hosta plantaginea

Hosta as a wild flower? USDA lists several as introduced species but I was a skeptic. Then I saw a large patch of these in a forest at Miller Preserve in Ohio. None of the usual giveaways of something having been planted were there. No habitation anywhere near. No other introduced Eurasians, except one that we all completely accept as ours now. So fragrant plantain-lily gets its turn here. USDA says these are wild in PA, VA, ON, and QC. I guess they should add Ohio. Cultivated, Lenawee Co MI, 9/1/14. Hosta family, Hostaceae.