Update on this story! The name of this beautiful plant is a Castor Bean. Like the little red poppy, it proves how good Mother Nature is at spreading her seeds around.
It seems I may have made another unique discovery at Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area. This beautiful natural area is on the way to Cave Without A Name, and well worth visiting. Those of you who have been with me for awhile now may remember a story entitled, A Solitary Beauty, I did about a little red poppy I discovered at KCNA.
My newest discovery also involves another red flower. Only this is a very tiny red flower, on a very big bush. Had it not been for discovering those beautiful little Texas Frog Fruit flowers, I probably wouldn't have looked twice at the little red things on that great big bush. But Mother Nature had taught me a lesson I won't soon forget with those little beauties, so I stepped right up close to that bush, and when I realized what I was seeing, zoomed that new camera of mine in for one tight close up shot. Then I backed off, and shot a photo of the actual bush they were on. I'm glad I did because it might help the people involved now with Kendall County Partnership For Parks figure out what that plant and beautiful little red streamers flower is.
I just hope KCPP isn't getting mad at me for discovering stuff nobody knew they had there. That place is becoming really special to me because of the unique things I am seeing in it. The poppy of course is far from unique, but it was the only one that bloomed that year in KCNA. I'm sorry to say I have not seen any of its offspring blossom and bloom there. According to a representative of KCPP, my sharing that photo allowed them to see the little red streamer flower on that big bush for the first time.
I love to learn, especially about things I love, so all this research and learning I'm doing about the flowers I photograph is a labor of love. Out of respect for those beautiful flowers, I now try my best to find out the name of any flower photo I publish. I tried my best to find out what that strangely beautiful red streamers beauty is, but alas, Google let me down.
To view my Flickr Flowers Photo Album Click Here And you can check out my newest Fotopedia Story, Flower Power