Thursday, March 19, 2009

Yet More Yellow Flowers

Back at the end of January, I was rather obsessed with identifying a yellow-flowered bush that bore rattling seed packets. It turned out to be bladderpod, Isomeris arborea. I recently got a picture of the pods in a green and growing state:Supposedly some of the Aborigines of Australia had a belief that a thing does not exist until it has a name. Case in point: once I had a name to tack onto the bladderpod bush, it began to exist with a vengeance--or at least, I started noticing a good deal more of it. Perhaps it isn't the clearest illustration at this size, but those bushes on the hill are all Isomeris arborea!

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