It’s NAME THIS FLOWER CONTEST time again. I know you’ve been biting your nails and pulling out your gray hair in all your spare time, just waiting for this moment to arrive on your computer screen.
So please, don’t be shy. Be brave. Venture a guess. And remember, these are flowers that I come across in my bayou travels and they are, unless otherwise noted, wild. I did not crop this photo so you could see the leaves. That might help you identify it.
I am looking for one of several common names of this flower. And I would like you to name the “family” to which it is related. One guess per person, and if more than one guesses correctly, I’ll just might have to put the names in a hat and draw the winner!
You have until, let’s say, Friday evening around 8 Central time. The winner gets to pick something from Bayou Woman’s Junk Room (is junk room two words or one?), or you may choose a little bag of local pecans, or you may have a packet of Scarlet Sage seeds from my plants. Don’t you just love pass-along-seeds?
Ok, get those wheels spinning. I want to see smoke and smell burnt rubber here pretty quick!