My life is anything but normal. Then who's is. To get through this life I try to see the funny side of things. This is not a political commentary. My cardiologist says I need to avoid stress. Beside dealing with the government has taught me to curse like a sailor, and I'm trying to clean up my act. Oh if your trying to practice for the spelling bee, don't count on my help, I'm a horrible speller. THANK GOD for spell check. Now, if I would remember to use it.
E is for "Engelmann Daisy" Engelmannia peristenia. This dainty daisy forms virtual carpets of color along West Texas roadways. But you seldom see it behind the fences and in open fields. Why you may ask... (oh, you didn't ask.... well, I going to tell you anyway. After all it is my blog.) The reason is this an "ice cream plant". What that means is the deer and cattle love it. This plant is named after St Louis botanist, George Engelmann who worked with Texas plant collector Ferdinand Lindheimer in the 1800s. You can see blooms of this flower, or at least the uneaten ones, from April through July.
Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Guide
I wonder if Ben and Jerry know about the deer and cattle market...