|Cardinal Flower along the Elkhart River|
|A view across the floodplain|
|Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis|
Another showy flower of the floodplain is the Orange Jewelweed, or Spotted Touch-Me-Not, Impatiens capensis. If you click on the photo you can see the seed pods that will eject their seeds when touched.
|Orange Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis|
|Less showy section of flood plain|
|Lizard's Tail, Saururus cernuus|
|Clearweed, Pileas pumila|
|False Nettle, Boehmeria cylindrica|
|Spicebush berries, Lindera benzoin|
Two plants now in bloom that grow in flood plains, as well as other moist areas, are Creeping Smartweed, Polygonum cespitosum, and Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana.
|Creeping Smartweed, Polygonum cespitosum|
|Pokeweed flowers, Phytolacca americana|
|Pokeweed fruit at varied stages of development|