Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wall Flower

The newset wildflower garden has started to blossom. The orange flowers are called Wall Flowers (Cheiranthus cheiri). They are so named because they grow on old walls and rocks.The name was first recorded in 1578. It is not known who first made the comparison between these delicate flowers and unpartnered women sitting along a wall at an English dance.

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