India Shot Bloom: Flower of the Day May 30, 2016

Since a few people commented on the India Shot seeds yesterday, I thought I’d take a photo of the one bloom I found on the plant today:

The India Shot is a lily closely related to the canna–the yellow spotted flower that has grown in abundance in my lower garden since before I bought the house.  The India Shot I introduced, not realizing it was even in the same family.  I like to think I brought the seed from my garden in the states, but I don’t think I did. Ah well, I brought the memories of it with me.  The Indian army once actually used the very hard seeds of this plant as shot when they ran out of ammo.  It is said that people picked up the used shot, planted it, and it grew even after being fired from a gun!  I love plants with stories.  Love anything with a story, as a matter of fact.

Go here to see the interesting seed pod and “shot” seed for this flower:

Flower of the Day – May 30, 2016 – Iris

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “India Shot Bloom: Flower of the Day May 30, 2016

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