During the month of March, Becky, Queen of the Square format, is back. This month she would like to see anything spiky, jagged, bristly, serrated, prickly or barbed in whatever interpretation you like. The only rule: it must be a square.
March Squares

Bush Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)

The sticky monkey-flower or orange bush monkey-flower, is a flowering plant that grows in a subshrub form, native to southwestern North America from southwestern Oregon south through most of California. Miwok Indians used the crushed leaves for sores and burns and used the flowers to create ornamental wreaths for children’s hair. The Pomo Indians used a decoction to treat bloodshot eyes caused by living in a smoky tepee.

Spiky Squares

12 thoughts on “Spiky Squares

  1. Wow, I’ve never seen a mimulus that looked like that! hard to believe it’s a monkeyflower! Pretty cool.

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