|'Carmencita Pink' Castor Bean|
These Ricinus (castor beans) have really intriguing seed stalks containing spiny globes that look like medieval weapons. Of course with beguiling shades of pink and red.
|'Carmencita Red' Castor Bean|
|'Japanese Beauty Berry' Callicarpa|
In sharp contrast are the glossy 'Barney' purple clusters of Callicarpa or Japanese Beauty Berry. They remind me of a bawdy shade of lipstick.
|Sweet Bay Magnolia|
Then from some other planet are these "creatures" in the Magnolia virginiana. These seeds are borne in an aggregate of follicles (go ahead, Google that, I dare ya). Other Worldly to say the least.
|Northern Sea Oats|
Much more common are the Northern Sea Oats and Chasmanthium. You can almost here them rustling in the breeze.
|Clematis 'Mrs. Robert Brydon'|
Finally, Cousin Itt joins us from the Clematis Genus. These swirling, furry dervishes stop traffic in the Show Garden.
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