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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Floral Mystery

Mt Vernon Flower
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I'm not a gardener. I don't know a lot of flowers - just the ones that I know. You know? These - I don't know. The stalk was taller than I am and really thick. The flowers pointed straight down at the ground. There were a few scattered around the upper garden at Mount Vernon, and they were so unexpected - so tropical among the more proper tulips and boxwoods.

Any of you know what it is?

edit: it seems to be a Fritillaria Crown Imperial. Thanks to lvetopaint over at Flickr!
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We're still enduring the deluge. I'm thinking of scaring up some gopher wood and starting a new building project.