First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sunrise 6:11 am: What's a clown flower?


"These are cheery," remarked the male Dawn Jogger as the two DJs passed a bushy plant with shocking pink blooms near Roble Field. "They're clown flowers." That got the female DJ to ponder what a clown flower is. Is it that flat flower which squirts water that clowns carry around? Or is it something that reminds the viewer of a clown's face? A quick search revealed that there is actually something called a clown flower, sometimes planted as part of a hummingbird garden.

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