SUM OF IT'S PARTS
I admit, this flower is not that spectacular as I posted it, but there is history here. Last summer, I saw a whole hedge of this blooming plant & took a photo. (SEE EXTRA) I always wanted to know the name, & suspected it might be related to Cleveland Sage, because it looks similar.
Fast forward: last week I downloaded an APP called
PICTURE THIS. With this APP, I can take a photo of a plant & it will tell me the name of the plant.
While walking Angus & Scout, I noticed this same plant is just starting to bloom, around the corner from our house. I used the APP & it tells me the plant is :
LEONATIS leonurus, Common Lion's Ear, a member of the Mint Family.
Sometimes a whole long hedge of a blooming plant is amazing, while a single flower might go unnoticed. In this case, I noticed the TINY bud, because I remembered loving the plant last year.
The whole is sometimes better than the sum of its parts.
Not always, though.....