I have copied postings into this new thread, so they will come before I get to say why unless I edit the first posting, which I am doing. I remembered this posting and these orange spikes when I just noticed what look quite the same to me growing where I had posted Zantedeschia aethiopica. So I have decided to compare them in the same thread, and if there are other look-alikes, I may add them. [edited by wcutler 20090820: this has been re-identified as Arum italicum, but for a while was thought to be Arisaema] The colourful spikes at the foot of the giant weed-looking (edited: Paulownia tomentosa) thing look like they've been stuck in the ground as decorations for a recent parade, but I think they're really some plant and I'm curious about what they are. They don't seem to be related to anything growing around them. Will leaves appear later? These are along the path of the Rhododendron Garden in Stanley Park, where the inside path joins the bike path along the lagoon.