Friday, June 6, 2008

White Flower Challenge - Day 6

Acanthus mollis

Acanthus sends up these flower spikes in May. They are tinged with purple and tipped with spines.
The flowers are hidden under bracts. They look like some sort of strange alien to me. Look, it even has a tongue. Weird!

4 comments:

Beverly said...

That is a bit of a weird tongue. ;-)

I don't recall ever seeing these before. They are lovely.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a strange but beautiful flower!

Your back deck is so pretty! And I love the photo of the tea bags and their trailing streams. The lavender wands brought back memories from France, watching folks make them.
Thank you for the visit!
Becky

Mary said...

Oh, I love acanthus. I haven't had much luck with them, though...maybe I will have to try once more. I'm loving your white flower challenge, too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo,
Mary

Morning said...

So that's what they're called! thanks for solving my mystery plant dilemma.