Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ABC Wednesday - P is for Prickly



P is for Prickly............



a prickly looking round bloom on a plant



It appears to be quite a prickly plant.

But upon closer inspection, each one of those "spikes" is really the center of a tiny flower.

This little ball has tons of these tiny flowers - all with their centers much longer than the bloom.

And they are quite soft, not hard or hurtful at all.

I found this plant beside the lake this past summer.

Even though it was right at waist level as one walked in the water - no one bothered it.

Perhaps it's "prickly" appearance saves it from the curious little ones who spend much time beside it.

I don't know what kind of flower it is, but I was quite intrigued nonetheless.







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10 comments:

  1. 'Prickly' is an excellent P-word. Good photo too.
    Purrs,
    Sara Cat
    Sara Cat's abcWED-round-7-P

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  2. Your prickly plant is actually quite a pretty plant. I wish I could have enlarged the photo to see the little flowers better. Excellent P post.
    -- Kay

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  3. What a fascinating plant. I've never seen anything like that before :-)

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  4. What an interesting flower! I've never seen one like it - and perhaps you're right. Perhaps its appearance saves it from being eaten or damaged? A bit like hoverflies' stripes stop things trying to eat them because they look a bit like wasps!

    On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

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  5. Very interesting prickly flower. It does look like it would stick. I have no idea what it is but glad you captured it for us to see.

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  6. intriguing, indeed

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  7. Thtat is a truly interesting plant! Good photo!

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  8. That is one cool flower!

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  9. Lovely photo, Kathy.

    In all my time spent on lakes, I've never seen one of those. What a good find!

    Just stopping in to say hello and to ask you how you've been. So how are you these days? Time is moving so fast; I can't keep up with anything!

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  10. This post is very interesting to read,the prickly flower is wonderful.

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