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Saturday, May 13, 2017

I can't call em all Diplacus!

Mimulus pulchellus

I guess we are supposed to call them all Diplacus now....I'm sorry I just don't know if I can do it. I mean really you could spend a lifetime learning plant names and then a botanist comes a long and you have to start all over again.

In case you needed a scale reference. Those who know me best, know my torrid love affair with monkey flowers. This one has been on my list for a long time now. Grown it, flowered it, photographed it....now to get seed of it. Monkey flowers for me represent that first found passion. I used to pour through the the monograph, dreaming about the next seed collection trip and the new sites and habitats that meant exploring.

Back to cold and rain. I saw it snowed in Bend this weekend..... Spring say no I won't go.


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