01 May 2008

Dutchman's Breeches

Many waxy white and yellow tipped flowers hang in rows from an arched stem. Each of these flowers has two inflated spurs that look like a tiny pair of pants and that is how this flower got its name. The leaves are very thin with many segments. A more common name for this is blue staggers which let people know that this is poisoinous. The flower has been known to kill many animals like cattle and such. This is only pollinated by bees but the can only reach the pollen and not the nectar.

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