I uploaded two photos to the PBS wiki showing the showy "fruit" structures on Arisaema amurense. Arisaema amurense is a widespread and diverse species from Asia, China, and Korea; the name "amurense" encompassing a variety of synonyms and variants. Typically the flowers are green striped with white, or brownish green or even dull purplish green, again with white stripes. The flowers are held on short stalks below or mingling with the foliage. I posted two photos taken in September showing the fruiting stalks. The first shows early fruiting, the "berries" still green, with some of them turning orange, and a few bits of foliage left. The second view shows the brilliant orange fruits fully exposed as the foliage has withered away. The dangling cluster of showy pinkish-red berries is Smilacina racemosa, or False Soloman's Seal, a native liliaceous plant here in North America (now relegated to the genus Maianthemum). http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… For those who want to know more about this easy-to-grow species, and to see photos of the flowers, check out the following web links: http://ibiblio.org/pfaf/cgi-bin/… http://www.plantdelights.com/Tony/arisaema.html http://wschowa.com/abrimaal/araceum/… Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!