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Took a retreat and what is this plant?  RSS feed

 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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Just took personal retreat over in Mt Airy Georgia. Three days at an event farm. Just me myself and I. No internet or TV. The owner is a chef and cooks the most fantastic REAL food for guests in the evening. Seven acres to wander on and a beautiful lake about a mile away.

Had eggs from the farm chickens which just hang out in the woods and collected dandelion and plantain and milk thistle. Did yoga, painted watercolors and listened to my music.

She is keeping the place pretty natural so there were SO many cool plants – I wish I had Michael Pilarski there to I.D. them for me. We were putting in a small hugel type bed and decided to leave this interesting plant. The next morning it had these amazing blooms – anyone know what it is?
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Kota Dubois
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I'm not sure how big those flowers are but if they're more than 1 inch in diameter they are a fancy cultivar of evening primrose. At first I didn't believe it, but after downloading the photo and zooming in on the stamens and seeing the telltale cross shape, I'm certain. They have all sorts of uses including medicine and food.
 
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I agree it looks like evening primrose.

 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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Thanks guys!! I googled it and that is exactly what the plant looks like - the blooms are quite large. It is a pretty spectacular looking plant.
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