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Kentucky Color: Daylily Stamens

Comments re photo: Bearwallow Church in spring

By Billy Joe Fudge

Daylilies typically have 6 stamens. Yes, the plural form of stamen is stamens. However, if it violates the instructions from someone such as Ms. Willie Rosenbaum, or causes your tongue to wrap around your eye tooth to speak the word "mens", then feel free to use the other correct plural form of the word, stamina. But I digress again!

As I said, Daylilies typically have 6 stamen and being the noticer that I am, I've often thought, as seen in this wonderful picture from Linda, that they formed some kind of foreign language. I've also wondered if they were maybe something akin to Roman Numerals. Maybe Cherokee Numerals, if you will!

At any rate, if the sharing of my noticing impedes your ability to viscerally appreciate the picture, just forget that I said anything!

This story was posted on 2023-06-23 13:26:13
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