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Monday, June 26, 2017

Sparkling, frilly edges

This is one of my favorite flowers on Bodega Head.  Do you want to guess which species this is?

I'll zoom out a bit, so you can see a little more:

It might be helpful to know where this species grows.  In this area, we find it along the coast, especially in salt marshes.

From a distance, the flowers of Seaside Arrow-grass (Triglochin maritima) might not stand out.  Up close, it's a different story.  Purple with sparkling, frilly edges — Oh, my!

P.S.  Usually Seaside Arrow-grass is tall and straight.  This Dr. Seuss-like version is somewhat unusual, but it was fun to see!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A Dr Seuss plant most definitely and a new one for me. Can't wait to see
the real thing! flowers are most interesting. Thanks for sharing, Jackie!
Your fan,Alexandra