Wednesday, September 3, 2008

tall purple flowers

tall purple flowers
Originally uploaded by dognutmom
My camera is "causing" me to learn names of the various things I take pictures of. I couldn't just leave this at "tall purple flowers".

I think it is Physostegia virginiana, aka Obediant Plant. So named because it apparently will stay in position if you turn the leaves or flowers in a certain direction. Also supposedly will stay in place if it is transplanted.

It is also known as False Dragonhead ... the flower is a little like a snapdragon. Apparently there is a flower in Europe that is the "real" dragonhead.

Whatever, they were pretty purple flowers :-)