Heads or Tails Tuesdays: Flower

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The first year we moved to Canada, I spent many hours in the yard cleaning up detritus and weeding. One of the plants I almost “weeded” out of existence was this beautiful Monkshood.

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I had never seen one before and I didn’t recognize the shoots mixed in with many weeds I did recognize. Luckily, I thought I better give it a chance and this is the gift we received. (You can see that I let others live too that shouldn’t have been in this part of the garden!)

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I’ve looked in many books to try and match pictures with this plant, but the closest I can ever come is Monkshood. If I have misnamed it, I would love for someone to correct me.

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We love it and are looking to plant some in our new yard. We purchased the Baptisia thinking it looked similar — and it does! But it’s not the same plant. 🙂

Heads or Tails on Tuesdays is hosted each week by Skittles. Although this was (supposed to be) a week off, please join us again next week.

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~ by byrningbunny on June 19, 2008.

One Response to “Heads or Tails Tuesdays: Flower”

  1. Outstanding flower! Never seen it before. I don’t pull anything up anymore since I’m so stupid about plants. So nothing is a weed anymore!

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