Three Handsome Weeds | Farm Flowers


Arthur O. Cooke

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Tonight, we’ll read about handsome weeds and wildflowers from “Flowers of the Farm” written by Arthur O. Cooke and published in 1900.

In the last episode, which aired last week, the wallflower was discussed among other flowers. Wallflowers are perhaps more commonly known today as people who gravitate to the sidelines of social gatherings. However, the wallflower is the common name for a genus of flowering plants called Erysium, part of the cabbage family of plants. It includes more than 150 species, both popular garden plants and many wild forms.