The spathe flowers are really unusual. We have elephant ears growing in our yard; I never knew they bloomed before! Is monstera part of this family? We brought home a piece from the Keys (another midnight ride) and planted it next to an oak tree. Thankfully it never gets more that a few feet high and then dies back each winter; they cover the tree and have two foot leaves in the Keys!
Traveling to Tuscaloosa, AL last spring we crossed a brook with golden club growing. On the way home my sweet husband stopped the RV on the side of the highway so I could scamper down the bank and get these pictures.