Monday, 18 July 2011

Weed of yesterday

I was too tired to post anything after a trip to the seaside yesterday.

Here's a question, what's the difference between a weed and a wildflower? Is it that one has better PR?
This flower had grown in a wild uncultivated slope near the top of the cliff, just close enough to the path for me to take a phone snap. We had no idea what the flower was but that didn't matter, there was a lengthy discussion about whether it was actually a weed, and therefore whether it could be allowed on this blog?

One thing you can't dispute, it chose a damn good spot.


elaine rickett said...

Don't know what it's real name is but I know it as Bears Britches, its probably an escapee from a garden.

Esther Montgomery said...

Cars are weeds. There are lot of them in the picture.


Richard said...

Yep, it's Bear's breeches (Acanthus spinosus) - we have several in my garden.
A weed is often described as a plant in the wrong place - "wrong" usually being determined by the owner of said place! However, I think your suggestion of better PR holds true :-)

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