Daily Archives: October 8, 2006

The birder in me gets confused

Someone’s search for “when do you sow auriculars” led them to my blog.  I assumed that because someone was looking to sow it, that an auricular was a flower.  I didn’t know there was a flower called an auricular.  I’m a birder, and to me, “auriculars” means the back-cheek area of a bird, towards its ear:

Well, after a bit of Googling, I’ve come to find out that an auricula (no “r” ) is a flower that grows in England.  There are even admiration societies for the auricula.  Here’s a little cluster of them:

So, sorry, dear searcher.  My blog was of no help, I’m sure.

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