After a few rain storms, these seeds might not make it. I do have one vine still hanging on. The idea was great, though. The kids loved making those sweet little flags. When we didn't know what the seed was for, we just drew the plant or the seed on it. The one up front is what we call "purple pineapple weed". I have no idea what the real name for it is. You can check out a photo of it fully grown by clicking the link. Bonus points if you can tell me what kind of weed it is.
*Update: This weed is actually related to a carrot, not a thistle. It is called Eryngium. It isn't noxious. This species' common name is Leavenworth's Eryngo. It loves limestone soils. Most species that live in Texas are also threatened and endangered.
Purple Pineapple Weed - Thursday Challenge
First glimpse of Purple Pineapple Weed
Nature as a Teaching Tool (most of my nature links)
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