June 22, 2018
What Is In A Name?
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I was picking some of this Sphaeralcea coccinea in Pendroy the other day, and the neighbours' young boy came running over to see what I was doing. He asked me what it was called, and of course I couldn't remember the common name. Trying to interest the young lad in plant physiology, I pointed out the pistil in the middle with the white stem and round yellow top. "Oh, I know what it is called" he said. "It's Poop-Tongue!" And with that, he ran off to join his brothers for something more exciting to do....

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