Thursday, June 30, 2011

statice ~ 06/30/11 ~ Fort Ord

I usually think of statice as the standard cheap grocery store bouquet filler. I prefer seeing small patches of it growing out in the wild. It's considered a garden escapee, which is a funny term. One can envision little plants waiting until nightfall to execute their break over the fence from manicured life. No one seems to agree on its origins, from the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, Europe, and/or Asia. This plant is also called sea-lavender, but I'd prefer to reserve that name for the native Limonium californicum, which I've seen blooming down in Morro Bay (sorry, no pics, yet).

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