photo cred: my sister Ms. Anne Latham
Echinacea purpurea more commonly known as the purple coneflower grows 2-3 feet tall. Bristle tips of flower tips is orange. Delicious fragrance of honey. Leaves are oval and coarsely toothed. Rays from purple to white (White Swan) drooping. Bees and butterflies go absolutely mad over this plant.
Usefulness in harvesting: A healing plant; maybe a natural mordant for dyes? (contains Iron)
Echinacea is commonly referred to as the natural antibiotic and commonly used to fight infection caused by common colds and flu. Echinacea purpurea is best known for its ability to kick-start the immune system, stimulating the production of white blood cells. Echinacea contains iron, iodine, copper, potassium, sulphur, and Vitamins A, E and C. # Echinacia in tea.#
Type: Fuji Veliva 100
The process. To explain in words the connection and its effects and interactions and subtleties is not easy. This is because much of the work is beyond words, without words, an unheard language that can only be listened to when the seeds of the idea of using nature as a medium for communication are planted and can be actualized.
Artwork by Stephany Latham
South African Fiberous Plants
GAS FLAME NUDIBRANCH Eggs
The gasflame nudibranch is a large and beautiful nudibranch densely covered with soft spines or cerata — which comes from the Greek word “keratos”, meaning “horn”. This species is endemic to the South African coast and is found only from the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth, from the intertidal border to at least 30 m.
The egg mass is globular, highly convoluted and usually attached to branched organisms, such as gorgonian sea fans. It is usually cream coloured, but may be pinkish as shown.