May. 8, 2017

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Here's the female flowers of bur-cucumber.  They grow separately from the staminate flowers, but on the same vine.  They will form clusters of small prickly fruit about 3/4 inch long.  They are said to be edible, but I hope to never be that hungry.  Even grazing animals, except for some bugs, avoid them.  Perhaps that's why they become weeds in agricultural areas.  If they are growing in a pasture, and the cows won't eat them, they will soon take over.  I've felt compelled to show this plant for a long time.  Consider today a moment of weakness.  But then, everything is beautiful . . .