And I have so little prepared in the way of remarks on this solemn day.
Let me introduce you to Jack-in-the-Pulpit then. Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) is a native to eastern North American woodlands.
The bloom consists of a green and reddish-brown striped hood, which conceals a spadix.
It's probably hard to see it in this picture, but there's a tiny little crank down on the right-hand side of the base of the hood. When you turn the crank for several revolutions, out pops "Jack," or the spadix.
Later in the summer, the spadix turns into a cluster of bright red berries, which often get eaten by birds and mammals.