I have several options. One of the choices is "What is your favourite flower?"
The answer I entered when I registered is LUPIN.
It's not necessarily my favourite, but it was the first I learned to identify when I was knee high to a grasshopper. Mum struggled to have a flower garden in our back garden (yard in the U.S.A), but it was hard work in a small west facing area which was also a play area for the children.
But one or two lupines defied the odds, and they fascinated me (at aged 4 ?)
Maybe I was fascinated by the unusual shape of the blossoms, or of the unusual leaves, (who knows the mind of a four year old?)
But I am still fascinated by Lupines (which do not flourish in the semi-tropical climate of South West Florida).
|Wild Lupines in California. I have been fortunate enough to see these in full bloom alongside the highway.|
|Lupines in California alongside California Poppies|
|Cultivated Lupines in the U.K.|
|Lupine leaves, (digitals?)|