Monday, October 13, 2008
To Pea or not to Pea
Here are the names of some plants we had to identify on our ecology excursion. I like a good latin name, but sometimes you can't beat a common name for whimsy.
pithy sword sedge
wire rapier sedge
It's nice to know, though, that even scientific names are not above being a wee bit twee. Note the obtuse angles in the leaves of this plant, the common flat-pea. The plant's scientific name is Platylobium obtusangulum.