One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Mystery Weed from Yesterday
Georgia spotted this plant growing in the weeds at the edge of the harbor. It has long stalks with whorled leaves, and the upper leaves that surround the flowers and flower buds are colored purplish pink, while the flowers themselves are dark yellow and spotted with purplish brown (if that makes sense) and resemble some orchid flowers. It's about a foot tall now, and still growing up.
It's a fairly attractive plant, so I would guess it has escaped cultivation. Neither Georgia or I had ever seen it before, though, so it can't be terribly common.