by Geoffry B. Charlesworth
We like people not just because they are good, kind, and pretty but for some indefinable spark, usually called “chemistry,” that draws us to them and begs not to be analyzed too closely. Just so with plants. In that case, my favorite has to be Physoplexis comosa. This is not merely because I am writing at the beginning of July when the plant approaches maximum attractiveness.
Note: The Physoplexis comosa is known as the Devil's Claw or the Tufted Horned Rampion.