Ode to Mary-Jane She fashions living paste into green walls, her whole body a trowel, each chamber a jade capsule to transport orphaned daugthers to next spring and solitude. Unlike Gracie, Mary Jane, a single mother from the species Hoplitis spoliata. She makes continuous back-and-forth trips to supply her growing brood. First we see Mary-Jane fashion chewed-up leaves into a bullet-shaped cell. Then rolls pollen into ball, tamping it with her abdomen.