Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Militant Flower

Walking home from the Farmer's Market the other day.  I got to carry the produce, Wife was toting some gladiolas.  I got to wondering....any connection between this:

And this:

Actually, yes.  Gladiolas is the diminutive form of gladius, the Latin word for sword.  The resemblance is a bit stronger with the long pointy leaves than with the actual blooms.  Never a good day unless you learn something.

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