Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O is for....

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   O is for "Obedient plant"   Physostegia digitalis. This flowering plant get its name from the fact that when you move the flower to the side it will stay in that position. (I could think of some people and dogs I wish this worked on.) 
   This plant grows 3 to 5 feet high. This showy flower is found in the open, often wet area of East Texas. It has also been cultivated for gardens and with these beauties I can see why. As I am sure you already guessed the butterflies and hummingbirds like these flowers as well. The blooms show up from June through August.

Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Center