My mom said that to me a lot - and she used the King's James English when she said it, too! There is a lot of truth in those words, though.
Remember this lovely flower?
Well, in case you missed my tales about it, check out this post!
Russ and his wife, Denise, were hiking and he photographed the same flower within days of when I took my photograph. (Check out Russell's artwork here - he is really talented!) We both wanted to know what this flower was, so we searched and searched... And at last, we found the answer. Russ located the name *drum roll please!!!*
ARGEMONE PLEIACANTHA or Pricklypoppy or Prickly Poppy
Well, it definitely lives up to it's name! I found out that it is also a very interesting plant.
- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service had quite a bit to say about it. There is some general information here.
- Take a look at its HUGE seeds here. With those seeds, I am surprised that it doesn't grow to twice its size!
- There is also conservation information, growth habbits, size, etc., about this plant here. I was surprised to find out that this plant has a root that is 16 inches (40 cm) deep! It is also on the endagered list *sigh*
Anyway, I thought you all would like to know what this beautiful flower is called and to find out how interesting it really is.
If your are following our Blog to Blog Beautiful Flower Treasure Hunt (which you should do because it is not only fun, but it is - well - beautiful!) then your next stop is Allie's blog =)
Visit Allie's delightful blog here: http://www.allieart4children.blogspot.com/
and then stop by Allie's wonderful etsy shop here:
Have fun! Hope you are enjoying all the great flowers and that you are taking some time to visit all the wonderful etsy shops along the way.
Have a great day ~ blessings!