Friday/ black flowers

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I found these little black flowers on the sidewalk a block or two from my house. I don’t know what they are called !
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Here’s the Volunteer Park conservatory at dusk (9 pm) on Friday night, its little lights turned on to add a little festivity to its appearance. It was long closed by 9; I will try to remember to get there before closing time one of these days.

 

Is there such a thing as a black flower? I wondered as I found some on the sidewalk Friday night that certainly appeared black.  Alas, no – there is not – says Interflora’s web site.  ‘Black’ flowers merely have very dark shades of purple or red.  So soot-black flowers are the stuff of fantasy and fairy tales.

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