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May 22 2013

Botanical Wednesday: Romania!

I’ll be boarding a plane very shortly and going totally incommunicado until I land in Bucharest sometime tomorrow morning…so I’ll leave you something pretty to look at. This is Rosa canina, the dog rose, and the national flower of Romania.

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And just because I like it, here’s Salvia transsylvanica, or the Transylvanian sage.

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My destination is looking gorgeous already.

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  1. 1
    ChasCPeterson

    here’s Salvia transsylvanica

    nice.
    I like a flower that’s not shy about being an insect trap.

  2. 2
    Sili

    Why do (some) flowers have fivefold symmetry?

  3. 3
    rq

    The dog rose seems to be a popular state/national/provincial symbol around the world.
    As for the salvia, that’s just awesomeness.

  4. 4
    moarscienceplz

    PZ sez, “I’m in Minnesota, but I’m afraid I just can’t Romania any longer.”

    Hey, someone had to say it.

  5. 5
    latsot

    Bucharest is an interesting city with an extraordinary history. However, you WILL be knocked down by at least four cars and possibly mauled by wild dogs. A small price to pay.

  6. 6
    Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Oh, my, I can almost smell that rose! It looks like the roses in my grandparents’ garden.

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