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Kentucky Color: Helen Flatt flower

2010-05-16 - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge. Greenhills, Columbia, KY

Helen Flatt gave the writer the flower and also its name and provenance, but he's long since forgotten it and wonders if anyone can help him with it's identification
By Billy Joe Fudge

These photos taken by Libby are of a flower that the late Helen Flatt gave me from her private back yard garden. She gave me the name, a long and storied history of the plant and the space it occupied in her garden but of course it goes without saying that I have long since forgotten what she told me with the exception of the place in her garden.

The flowers are about a half of foot across and beautiful as they can be. However, their smell can be quite tormenting to the human nasal palate but I am sure the smell is sweet as honeysuckle to the bees that visit daily. Perception is everything you know.To see the next earlier Kentucky Color, click on: Kentucky Color: Gray Tree Frog: a Kentucky Chameleon
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