Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wahlenbergia aff. communis--Tufted Bluebell

AFF? What does that mean? Adult Friend Finder? Arab Film Festival? America's Future Foundation? Advanced Forensics Format? Affectionate? Affirmative? Affidavit? No, actually, it is "affinis" or "related to," used when a plant is very similar to, but doesn't quite match, a particular species. So even professionals have trouble identifying a plant. I'm glad I am not the only one!

I couldn't much about this plant except what you see here. But isn't it pretty? And blooming now at the UC Botanical Garden.

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