I am going to photograph and identify at least 100 species of plant within walking distance of my home.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

#1 Cornflower

#1 Common name: Cornflower or Bachelor's Button

Latin name: Centaurea Cyanus

Photo taken: Over the fence in Randy's pasture on 13 August 2008

What I know about them: They wilt very quickly, and they like growing in fields or amongst corn plants (hence the name). They make a soothing herbal wash for tired eyes (though I've never washed my eyes with them). They have a very faint sweet scent.

No comments:

About Me

My photo
I'm wife to a lovely, hard-working man and mother to two fantastic, happy boys.