Plantidote of the Day 2011-01-21
A Corrente visitor sent in a snapshot of this pretty little flower to see if anyone here could identify it. Here's the back story:
I found this growing in full sun next to a waterfall in the upper
Cullasaja Gorge in Western North Carolina late this past summer. I
have no idea what it is and have never seen it before.
I was struck by how formal this flower's structure is. It looks
like it belongs in someone's drawing room!
Click on the image to see a larger view. Then let us know what you think it might be. The suspense is killing (some of) us!
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Readers, please send twig (firstname.lastname@example.org) images and stories for the ongoing Plantidote of the Day series. In exchange, you'll win undying fame in the form of a hat tip! Plants growing in your garden, your house, or neighbor's yard, plants from the forest or farmers' market, plants you preserved, plants you prepared (wine; cider; tea; dried beans), plants you harvested (grains; chanterelles), plants you picked (flowers), plants you dried (herbs), plants you covet or hope to grow someday. Herbal remedies, propagation tips, new varieties, etc.. And if you can, include some solid detail about the plant, too -- a story, the genus and species, or where you got the seeds, or the recipe, or your grandmother gave it to you. Or challenge us with a "Name That Plant" mystery entry ... And please feel free to add corrections and additional information in the comments.
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