Feed on
Posts
Comments

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Have you ever touched a strawflower? Next time you come to the Garden, gently touch the petal-like bracts. Strangely, they feel like plastic, or straw. Now you know why they are called strawflowers! Because of their low moisture content, they are also good for drying and sometimes called everlasting flowers.

photo by Cathy Hoyt

Photo of strawflower Xerochrysum bracteatum ‘Bondreredem’ Jumbo Red Ember Dreamtime™ by Cathy Hoyt Photography.

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Leave a Reply