Aug. 28, 2017

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Perhaps this should have been called first North American columbine.  How's that for a common name?  Wild columbine doesn't seem very specific considering how mant columbines are wild.  This one happens to grow in the east, and was presumably the first seen here by Europeans.  But wouldn't it be neat if we just used Indian names.  Then we could be looking at oyente otsitsya, which may be Mohawk for wildflower.  Online translators for native languages need work.

This image is from the best patch of columbines I've seen.  It was about twenty feet across.  What a sight.

Now back to the kitchen.