Behold the Halberd-Leaved Rose Mallow! Mallows (like hibiscus and okra) are great because they grow in swamps and make disgusting slime and we turn that ooze into marshmallows and gumbo. Bumblebees and several moth species feed off this mallow, including a moth named, incredibly, Delightful Bird-Dropping Moth. The saucer-sized showy flowers bloom for a single day, and I guess...the leaves...look like a halberd? A kind of sword? Sure!
Been here a few days, here's my intro
#introduction! I'm Karen, I live on a small farm in Champaign, Illinois. I'm married to Kyle, who is the only good man. My cats are Shankly and Evelyn; I also have several chickens. I scan books for the Internet Archive and have only ever worked in libraries, a neat trick for a college dropout. I like baseball (Cubs/Twins), socialism (Chambana DSA), disability rights, figure skating, and prairies. I am older than I look, please guess.
Okay friends, I am moving to @Pixley please follow me there, boost pls, I will do a wildflower post tonight
Fact check: true (but also I hate this) https://www.theonion.com/report-finds-poor-often-hit-hardest-by-18-wheelers-1828714927
A little #introduction toot.
My sanctuary is the #garden of my Sleepy Hamlet home. I am building my collection of native plants and learning to grow food.
I love to be near water and #photograph the beauty I see.
I am owned by Karri the #cat and Miranda, Tilly and Tully the #chickens.
I love to #bake and share and generally try to make a positive difference where I can.
Laughter is the best form of breathing.
#Tea helps everything
Dead fish are an easy meal, and so is stealing
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