I love this rush. I saw a drawing of it in Lauren Brown’s book Grasses: An Identification Guide a few years ago and thought it was funny. Imagine my delight when I saw it for real on the path to a falling down hunting cabin in Maine. It was like finding an old friend.
I was surprised to see how tall it was. It just shoots straight and true way up out of the ground like a giant cartoon piece of grass, only it’s not grass. And then the flower jumps right out of the middle and says, “HEY!”
I just think it’s funny.