Weekly Photo Challenge: SIGNS, 3

Poor thing!

Poor Thing!Read the sign and weep, for the poor straggling diffident plant that’s been stuck with a double-barrelled loser of a name: Field Pussytoes, Antennaria Neglecta.

And let that be an example for us all, not to neglect our antennae!

(Even in full flower — which these Maine ones weren’t, it being August in Acadia National Park and well past its bloom time — Field Pussytoes is still pretty much a poor thing. It’s a springtime rock garden kind of plant, and its little white blossoms are all of maybe an inch high, on a good day. This specimen has been enlarged!)

Still pretty much a poor thing ---

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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: SIGNS, 3

  1. Interesting. Never heard of Pussytoes before!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Nor had I! And FIELD pussytoes at that, hard labor out there in them fields, sounds like something out of Gone With the Wind!
      They seem to be in the Aster family, but real poor relations.

  2. Stef says:

    These do seem to be a breed of flower destined towards struggle; and yet, they persevere! No need to pity the pussytoes; they seem to be doing alright on their own… toes?

  3. I’m not touch’ this… 😉

  4. Jen Payne says:

    I would never neglecta them…

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