Last night, however, I had a communication which has left me somewhat puzzled.
Here are the clues:
This plant grows in meadows near to water.
This plant is edible.
This plant has creamy yellow inside petals, lying flat in concentric circles,and are very nearly circular themselves.
This plant has outer petals (or leaves) which are green and fold up, enclosing the flower.
This plant is a bastard which will not tell me its name.
The outer structure is similar to the water lily, or maybe the lotus:
It seems to be neither of these two plants, however.
Anyone care to guess what it is?
I’ve been googling like mad this morning, but I still can’t place it.
Maybe I’m now in dialogue with one of the very few trickster plants on earth.
Which reminds me: I was looking into the face of the early morning sky about ten days ago, and I saw a bright streak of a meteor descending through the atmosphere. The apparent location was in the vicinity of the annual Orionids shower – which isn’t due to start for a good week yet. This straggler from Halley’s comet was almost three weeks early.
Meteor pic from this weird page