Sunday, September 04, 2011

sidebreak pencilflower

Here is Stylosanthes biflora of the family Fabaceae:

This plant was found on the Brandon property in May of 2009.  This plant is native to the United States and found throughout the Southeast and north through the Midwest.  Its common name is much more impressive than the plant itself, though I am not sure how it came to be called so. 

If you look close, on the left edge of this flower there is a tiny creature that looks something like a cartoon monster.

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