Sometimes I wonder about the origins of common names for plants.
This is an aquatic plant Thalia dealbata. It grows about three feet tall in a pot in our small pond.
One of it’s nicknames is Powdery Alligator Flag.
I envision an alligator trying to sneak through the marsh without being detected.
The alligator brushing by these stalks as it snakes by and making the flowers wave like a flag.
There are no alligators in our little pond, but a tiny green frog seems to like the Thalia dealbata leaves.
Flow at the Pond