Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quiz Plant!!!!

It has been a while, but how about a plant quiz?

Photo taken in southeast Missouri.

6 comments:

Keith said...

Why that looks like Creeping Eryngo, Eryngium prostratum! OK, to be honest I didn't know the plant but did some searching online. Thanks, Justin, for the great learning experience!

Scott said...

What I want to know is... is that Keith Board in an old man hat? And who took that photo... it had to be staged!

Keith said...

Yeah, too bad it's not an Octoberfest beer drinking hat! Justin, what do those flowers smell like? The other day I smelled Eryngium yuccifolium for the first time and it was sour and pungent - nothing like Sea Bass! The bees were all for it, though...
The photo is from the cover of Who's Who in American Botany, published at Kew Gardens. Ha! Just kidding!

Justin said...

I also am digging the hat. One Alan Brant is also known to don such a stately topper.

I will have to conduct a thorough nostril waffing when I revisit the E. prostratum site. Stay tuned.

Keith said...

Yeah, I have to wear the old guy hat a lot. Otherwise, young attractive women make such fools of themselves trying to get my attention! My wife gets jealous.

Keith said...

Speaking of "nostril waffing," I once did that with Helenium nudiflorum, Purple-Headed Sneezeweed. Or maybe it was H. autumnale. I sneezed 15 or 20 times in a row - no kidding. Hours later it dawned on me, "Hey, that plant's called a sneezeweed - no wonder!"