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.

4 comments:

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

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

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