Shaggy Hedge Hyssop
Gratiola pilosa / Snapdragon Family
August 1, 2008
This little plant could be very easily overlooked. I was fortunate to have a rare plant expert, UK professor Dr. Thomas Barnes, show me where to find it in a badly overgrown powerline cut in the Daniel Boone National Forest. I told him, as we were wiping sweat from our brows, squishing through mud and swatting pesky gnats, we were either crazy or really loved what we do to go through such discomfort to find a few wildflowers! Thanks to his help that day I added 6 new flowers to my lifelist raising the total to 2123!