Monday, August 8, 2011

White Campion

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.[1]

Cockle Shell
Have you ever wondered what cockle shells look like? They look more like Native American clay pots to me; but this wild flower isn't even native to the Americas but it is interesting and beautiful after all.  

The cockle shell is full of tiny seeds about the size of a poppy seed. The shell itself is a sturdy little container.

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