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Monday, June 27, 2011

Bear Grass



This pretty mountain flower is abundant up in the forest around here. Apparently the leaves of the plant were long used by Native Americans in basket making, as they are durable and once dried, turn white and are easy to dye.

7 comments:

  1. Wow my first time to see this kind of flower. Just wish I could plant it here in MI> ^_^

    It‘s Red

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  2. I like this! It's so unusual!

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  3. What a neat flower! We haven't come across that plant yet. :D

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  4. This is one of the most fascinating and interesting plants I have ever seen...and such a funky name. I have never seen one here in VA. The flower petals are so delicate in comparison to the rough looking cone on the top. Fabulous captures. Genie

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  5. What a wonderful flower. I love that it was also useful, it makes it even more special.

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  6. Beautiful post to start the week!

    Would you mind peeking at my Mellow Yellow? Have a great week ahead.

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  7. What an amazing plant: like Xmas sparklers dotted on the forest floor.

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