THE Golden Club is common in shallow water in ponds and swamps, mostly near the coast, during April and May. It is closely allied to the Skunk Cabbage and Jack-in-the-Pulpit, but resembles neither. The long-stemmed leaves and flower stalks manage to keep just above the water, and are often reclining upon its surface, according to its depth. The thick, juicy, smooth-surfaced, long, pointed-oblong leaves, are deep, dull green above, and pale beneath. They are sometimes a foot in length, and are narrowed, or frequently partly furled at the base The parallel ribs are equally apparent. The numerous tiny, flat, bright yellow flowers are from four to six parted and are deeply and closely set upon a thick, pointed club, which terminates the flattened tip of the long, floral stalk. This aquatic plant is found from New England to the Gulf of Mexico. The generic name is said to be that of some plant from the Orontes River, in Syria.