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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring means flowers

This is a nice flower... notice the spines on the stalks, and the leaves... everything but the blooms... Everybody that sees these guys, says "what pretty flowers!" Yeah... right up till you touch the plant... This is Cnidoscolus stimulosus Aka finger rot, 7 minute itch... A very close relative to texas bull nettle and a really scary plant out in AZ called mala mujer ... Is totally a fun plant to have growing up among the tomato bushes... if you know what I mean...

Hmmm.... The turnips are through... I leave them for the butterflies...

And the wasps... Gotta keep those pollinators happy!

While we're looking at the weeds... Here's one of our native blue salvias... Sorry people, this is not the salvia that you smoke... unless you absolutely want to...
This salvia with the pretty blue flowers is lyre leaf sage, a perennial best left in the ditch... not a good choice for the flower garden... it is very seedy.



Blogger oldwhitelady said...

Even if they are weeds, the interesting tidbits you share make the post well worth reading and viewing the pictures. The "7 minute itch" weed reminded me of the stinging nettles.eeek.

April 20, 2011 at 9:23 PM  

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