Going Green

Monday, November 12, 2007

Raider Amethyst Prairie Verbena

I like it.

New 'Raider Amethyst' Prairie Verbena: Conserves Water, Drought-tolerant

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2007) — Prairie verbena, a common wildflower, grows from the Mississippi River to Arizona and from Southern Mexico to South Dakota. This beautiful native plant can be seen covering large areas of plains, prairies, pastures, and roadsides, often from March through October.

Working to create a new drought-resistant and water-saving wildflower, scientists at Texas Tech University's Department of Plant and Soil Science have introduced...(complete article here).

My only question is -- if it is being grown from a cultivar -- being domesticated -- how can it still be called a wildflower?

1 comment:

bigwhitehat said...

Cultivated Canibis is still called weed.