Thursday, March 15, 2018

The April Fool Flower

This local flower is called the April Fool, or the Paintbrush Lily. It pops up out of nowhere, round about April Fool's Day (the 1st of April). There is a family of such flowers. I think this one is the Haemanthus cocineus. OBSERVATION: It has a very interesting lifecycle, and is said to predict rain. I have heard, too, that it heralds love.

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