December 13, 2017

The Winner Smells Like Carrion

Trillium erectum – red trillium | Credit: Wikimedia Commons – Valérie Luc (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Trillium erectum – red trillium | Credit: Wikimedia Commons – Valérie Luc (CC BY-SA 3.0)

We asked: Which plant should we sponsor in the quest to catalog the flora of Baxter State Park?

And you said: The one that smells like carrion.

Help Us Pick a Baxter Plant

  • Trillium erectum - Red trillium (73%, 11 Votes)
  • Viburnum lantanoides - Hobblebush (27%, 4 Votes)
  • Sibbaldiopsis tridentata - Three-toothed cinquefoil (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Chrysosplenium americanum - Water carpet (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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We’re not sure what to make of that, although we do know where to find a few clothespins if necessary.

We’ll shortly send off our donation to support this great project. You, too, can sponsor your own species if you want. Just toddle on over to the site and see what’s in the list.

What an inventive way to show your love for the great state of Maine. The park does not have any type of guide to the flora located within Baxter’s boundaries.

Glen Mittelhauser, executive director of the Maine Natural History Observatory and co-conspirator on Wild Wednesday here at Garden Maine, is trailblazing the path for this incredible project.

Thanks for voting, voters. We think.