Jan. 7, 2018


Aunt Lucy visited the plantings at Hidden Lake Gardens near here, and was collected in 1984.  She must have liked it, because she still hangs around in the woodlands there.  She's a small annual with flowers only a quarter inch long.  It's possible she's just been overlooked.  Aunt Lucy has been overlooked by some wildflower manuals.  But we've got enough botanists and flower enthusiasts so that doesn't seem likely.  The effects of the last glaciation could be a factor, but that was thousands of years ago.  Even though given a couple of chances, Aunt Lucy doesn't seem to be spreading.