Equinox Gift

This exquisite flower was my gift from Mother on the fall equinox.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  Its flowers have the most divine scent, not quite like anything I’ve experienced before.

I was walking and enjoying a beautiful equinox day outside when I unexpectedly spotted her.  She called me down to sit a while and visit.  Literally.  I felt compelled to sink down and sit, as naturally as if I had gone to that spot for no other purpose than that.

I have no idea its name yet, but I know it is going to be an important plant for me. These photos aren’t the best for plant ID, but if you know what this is, please let me know!  I only saw the one.  I hope there are more.

 

5 Responses to “Equinox Gift”

  1. # Mist on 23 Sep 2008 at 5:17 pm
    Possibly Sweet Everlasting (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium)?
  2. # darcey on 23 Sep 2008 at 6:44 pm
    Yup, that is what I’d say, or a true gnaphalium. How does she smell>?? have you seen anandas post on her beauty she found? I’ve been harvesting my local species like crazy the last few weeks!
  3. # tammy on 24 Sep 2008 at 7:21 am
    I found it yesterday at missouriplants.com! I’m certain it is Gnaphalium obtusifolium (also called sweet everlasting in many references, as well as rabbit tobacco). Then found this wonderful write up on it at Matt Wood’s site: http://www.woodherbs.com/gnaphalium.html. Its scent is truly otherworldly. I KNEW this plant was special!!
  4. # tammy on 24 Sep 2008 at 2:48 pm
    Wow, I just read Ananda’s post (http://plantjourneys.blogspot.com/2008/09/flower-faery-from-forest-edge.html). What a coincidence! This little forest faery is making the rounds, just introducing herself all over the place. I was struck how Ananda’s photos showed a glow around its blossoms. Mine do too, but I thought it was just that my pics were fuzzy. But this plant really does have a spirit glow!
  5. # darcey on 25 Sep 2008 at 6:34 pm
    sure does. I just read that piece by matt wood and have been enlightened. HEre i thought cudweed was just a cough herb. Man..what a plant! I might go back for more before the summer is over!

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