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10 May 2013 @ 06:00 am
Kitsnaps: Forget-Me-Not  

One of the things I really thought I would miss, moving to Ireland, were some of the flowers. Forget-Me-Nots, fireweed, lupins. Only it turns out Ireland has all three of them, or something so very like them that it makes no difference to my untrained eye. The only flower I’m left to miss is Alaska Cotton, and I wouldn’t be entirely surprised to find it lurking around here somewhere.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Geek of Weird Shit: fireygows on May 10th, 2013 05:27 am (UTC)
Alaska Cotton?

CO has lupins and fireweed, too--but the lupins are the wrong color (lighter blue, even pinkish, rather than the deep navy/purple) and the fireweed is rare. I've thought of importing some, purely for sentiment, but deliberate infestation of even semi-exotics seems A Bit Wrong, somehow.
joycependlejoycependle on May 10th, 2013 09:23 am (UTC)
England and Scotland have bog cotton (Eriophorum angustifolium), whose description is much the same as the one I found of Alaska cotton (Eriophorum Scheuchzeri).
kitmizkit on May 10th, 2013 11:38 am (UTC)
*looks at a picture* Yeeeeeeeeeep, that would be close enough for government work. I guess I gotta go look at a bog! :)
Mary Anne: pixelpers1stence on May 10th, 2013 01:26 pm (UTC)
I miss FMNs too. They will grow around here, but aren't native and aren't commonly found....
Mary Anne: pixelpers1stence on May 10th, 2013 01:26 pm (UTC)
You can take the girls out of Alaska, but you can't take Alaska out of the girls. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: weldinggows on May 10th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Alix (Tersa): Toast--face close-up (tersa)tersa on May 10th, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
Gawgeous. I love the vividness of the purplish blue against the crisp green.
kitmizkit on May 11th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
thank you!
wiggiemomsi: book plot bunnywiggiemomsi on May 11th, 2013 01:20 am (UTC)
Oooooh, the pretty! :O)
kitmizkit on May 11th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Forget-Me-Not
thank you!