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Acanthus spinosus Bears Breeches

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This plant was well known to the Romans who used the leaf shape on many of their buildings. It is a vigorous grower and its leaves are very architectural. I like this plant because the flower head seems to be in flower for several months. The seed pod grows beneath the white sepal which usually stays attached. The snails love this plant and by the end of the year it looks worse for wear, but being vigorous it outgrows this predation.

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