Sunday, December 10, 2006


Beardtongue, early June 2006. Chicago Botanic Garden. I love the secrecy inherent in this flower; it grows very low to the ground, so to passersby all that can be seen is the white "dust" on top. It wasn't until I leaned down to look at it at eye-level that I could see the sweet little blooms along the rim. (Click to see the details more clearly.)


  1. What kind of name is "beardstongue" anyway? Cool-lookin' flower, apparently made for the short people in the world!

    = Ropo =

  2. Hmmm, now you made me look it up on Wikipedia, and not only did I find I was spelling it wrong -- Beardtongue, no s -- but I think it might be the wrong name altogether. Rats!