Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Seuss’

This is a type of yucca, but I never realized they got so big! To me it looks exactly like something Dr. Seuss would have invented. In fact, I think that I saw it on Mulberry Street!

I’ve been admiring and photographing these for years, calling them Dr. Seuss flowers for their interesting shape. But their real name is wild bergamot, also bee balm or Oswego tea, the latter giving you some idea of their use. Wild bergamot isn’t actually related to bergamot, known by most people as the flavoring in Earl Grey tea. Wild bergamot was used by Indians for combating colds and flu, as an antiseptic for skin infections and minor wounds, and to treat mouth infections, bad breath, and flatulence.  Quite a bit more useful than merely gracing the world with funky-looking flowers!

Just FYI…it’s actually still Thursday, but I somehow scheduled two posts today.  Not quite the weekend yet, unfortunately, but enjoy the day anyway!

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© janet m. webb

And the wind certainly doesn’t help, although I feel as if this could be a creature from a Dr. Seuss book.

Six-Word Saturday is hosted by Debbie at Travel with Intent and a number of us contribute our two cents worth (or six words and a photo) each week.

Anyone for green eggs and ham? They might be a little cold, though. But the Cat in the Hat was dressed for the weather…or something. Now if we could just find Thing One and Thing Two…

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