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Re: OT: Butterfly Attractors

From: Glenn Simmons <glsimmon@swbell.net>

william b. cook wrote:

> Glen,
>      This plant is some sort of herbaceous perennial.  It was here when I
> moved here last fall, but it was not as tall because it had been mowed over
> numerous times.  After the first freeze of last winter, the stalk dies, but
> a rosette of leaves at the ground stays green.  On the stem, the leaves are
> arranged in opposite pairs, but each set is "rotated" at a right angle to
> the set below it.  The flowers come in purple clusters at and near the top.
> Mark A. Cook
> billc@atlantic.net
> Dunnellon, Florida.

Okay Mark, we have a plant here in southern Missouri and was wondering if
your's was the same as our's.  They aren't the same.  Our plant grows wild
(Linda tells me it is a wild butterfly plant) gets between 2 and 3 feet and has
bright orange flowers on it.


Glenn & Linda Simmons
Springfield, Southwest Missouri, USDA Zone 6

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