Monday, September 22, 2008
This has got to be one of the world's ugliest flowers. I have no idea what they are called. I first saw them where I grew up in South Alabama. They grow very low on the ground and they are well...just plain ugly. The other kids always told me "do not touch that flower or you will wet the bed!" I NEVER EVER touched one. I DID NOT want to wet the bed!
I have also seen these flowers growing in Georgia. Last week I found this bunch growing under my blackberry bushes. They are the tallest I've ever seen. Probably 6-8 inches tall and I think these are actually pretty. Can you guess what I did???? Yes, I touched one. Did I wet the bed?? Well......
NO I DIDN'T!!! Now I wonder why kids tell such tales as this. Has anyone else ever heard that these flowers will make you wet the bed?
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