Sunday, August 4, 2013

That Flower Is...

Here I am posting late yet again.  Damn it I'm determined to do the blog-a-long for 30 days with Effy!!  I just seem to get sidetracked, distracted, etc.  I need to stop doing that. :)

I really didn't know what to even write about today.  Honestly...I even forgot about it until just now.  I'm bad I know lol

So I thought I would simply do an update regarding my post from a couple of days ago about the mystery flower.  A dear Canadian friend found out it is called "Velvetleaf".  Who'd have thought that a plant with velvety feeling leaves would be called something so simple and oh so obvious.  LOL  But it isn't a good plant, sadly.  It's a broad leaf weed that can grow to 5 feet tall and its leaves can span up to 8 inches across.  Its seeds can lie dormant in the ground for up to 50 years!!!   It can also harbor diseases that are harmful to crops such as corn and soy.  I think it said cotton also, but I'd have to double check.  As pretty as it is, it will have to go. 

Hopefully I will do better about remembering and not getting sidetracked tomorrow.

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