A Stinking Benjamin by any other name....

…or Wake Robin, or Stinking Benjamin. I have never been able to confirm the latter unflattering name for this lovely and common woodlands spring wildflower. Doesn’t stink to my nose. But then, we don’t all smell the same. Or I should say, it is not true that if you’ve smelled one rose, everyone will agree with your that it is a pleasant experience. “Smell this” I said on last week’s Rocky Knob excursion. The husband said “It smells like dirt.” The wife: “Garlic!” It …

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