Etlingera elatior aka Torch Ginger, or Philippine Waxflower. A perennial growing up to 20 feet tall. It produces a 5 foot long, torch-like flower stalk. The unopened flower buds are edible and very flavorful, and are used in Southeast Asian cooking.
what a strange plant.... Symplocarpus renifolius is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). . It is in flower from Feb to April, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Poisonous.