Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What in the World is That?

Bonus IQ points for you if you can identify this slightly revolting-looking "thing".

Resident-lawnmower-man brought this back from an evening of canoeing a week and a half ago. No animals seem interested in it (I let the dog have a good sniff, just for a second opinion).

It has a unique but not revolting smell. RLM thought it would be a good challenge of my identification skills.

I wondered if it is ratroot (sweetflag, Acorus calamus), but it seems far too large!

What do you think?


Emma said...

LOL, when I first saw that in my blog reader I wondered, "what is she doing with an octopus leg in Canada?"

I'm not quite sure what you have there, but it sure is interesting. Maybe a post over on the garden forums will yield some luck...

Anonymous said...

looks like the root from a lilypad