Sarah Vining, one of our local earth stewards, has challenged us to take a nature walk finding the most interesting plant you can find, and submitting a picture of it with the name (if that can be found).
So here's Merikay's. Already the rules are being broken as it is not a plant but a fungi: Laetiporus sulphureus. (If there's a mycologist who'd like to correct the ID, please do.). The bright orange color seems right for October. Saw this on a walk along the Seneca Greenway Trail.
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