If you had a silver sword and a fairy slipper, what would you do with them? They sound like magical objects in a fairy tale. But you could plant them in your garden . . . because they are both flowers.
Six of these “look-alike” plants are pictured below. After studying their shapes and colors, try to guess their names. Then click on the photos for the answers–and for information about these interesting plants.
Shrimp Plant Rattlesnake Grass
Silver Sword Bleeding Heart
Paintbrush Fairy Slipper
Here are two other fun activities:
1. Chose one or two of the plants above and write a fairy tale about magical “look-alikes.”
2. Make up your own “look-alike” flower. Draw it and name it. Then tell where it lives and give three interesting facts about it.
To see more exquisite flowers you can visit my husband’s and my photography website at: http://www.agpix.com/cohen
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