Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mystery Plant

Today's photo is of a gift plant from my wife's aunt. Aunt Joan calls it Jacob's Ladder. But, if you google Jacob's Ladder, what I have looks nothing like any of the many plants under that name. I'm  thinking that anything that grows tall, or has leaves that have a ladder pattern can be called Jacob's Ladder. This plant has both.

The original plant has split a few times and we now have seven or eight of them. Early next spring I'd like to move some of them. They smell nice and they grow about thirty inches. This year is the first year I've seen butterflies on them.

Everyone have a good Memorial Day , and remember no matter how you feel about war or the government, service people deserve recognition and thanks.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
  - Aristotle


Hilary said...

I'm not much good at IDing plants but it sure does make a lovely photo.

georgia b. said...

funny. i was going to post a pic of a tree i've never seen... or at least never noticed... that i'm not sure what it is. it is the only tree i have ever seen that has two different kinds of leaves.

Anonymous said...

it reminds me a littl bit of baby's breath.
though i really don't know.

Mrs. E said...

I'm terrible at names of flowers-- but I love the look of this one.

S. Etole said...

whatever it is, it is beautiful ... I really like the quote, too