woodland border plant and enormous bug
Spotted this in a public garden bordering a large expanse of shade. Seemed to be performing very well despite receiving only a a few hours of daylight and planted in fairly dry soil with no supplemental water. Most others were showing signs of stress but this one was in her glory. Seems to be just beginning to bud up, so likely a late season bloomer, however, almost all plants have been reaching their bloom cycle very late here this season. Plant stood about 12-18 inches in height and had spread to form a clump spanning several feet across. (Sorry about the enormous bug... have no idea what that is either!)
Thanks all for your help!