I took these pictures on a walk with my family at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, WA, last week, up by the Hill Ward Memorial.
I'm editing this post to add the painting below because it shows so nicely the parts of the plant and the stages it goes through. I found it on Wikipedia. The painting below is in the public domain because it was made so long ago that the copyright has expired. According to Wikipedia, the painting is a "figure from Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungenwas" and was painted in 1796 by Johann Georg Sturm. Isn't it pretty? It almost makes me want to try drawing a flower. . . actually I'm hoping my children and I can try that out this summer!
|rosette (a), pointed leaves, flowers (c–e), pods (i, k)|
(please note: above picture is from Wikipedia --
the painting above is dated at 1796
and is in the public domain)
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