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Friday, November 20, 2015

Last of the whirling butterflies, dock, Roscoe

There is a popular plant here in North Florida that is sold as Whirling butterflies, because it has these long, very thin stems with  pink flowers that look like butterflies, and they dance in the wind. Sadly, they are strong spreaders and get into every pot near them. They die back in the Fall, to the ground, and re-emerge in the Spring from a very tough root ball. It's a real love-hate plant for me because in a light breeze, in the summer they are lovely and graceful.

Their latin name is Gaura Lindheimerii in case you want to look them up.

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