Friday, September 28, 2012

I Spy With My Little Eye...

Several years ago a house on our street was foreclosed upon. Before the bank took the keys, the owner gave me permission to go through his garden and pilfer some of the perennials. I took three of these:

What is it?

For most of the year it's just a clump of green grass. Then late in the summer a single flowering stalk shoots up. It's so cheering to see that purple blossom just as the rest of the garden starts to fade into beige-ness.


  1. I think it is an alien pod waiting for someone to get close enough to it to take over her body!

  2. It looks similar to my Liatris spicata (blazing star), although I think the greenery on mine is a bit different. Hmmmmm...