The CCC challenge is open for everyone and asks for creative responses like flash-fic stories, poems, pictures, captions, and, and, and… check it out!
My muse and I stare at the picture.
“Send me something, please.” I say.
“What is this plant?” She asks.
“I don’t have a clue.”
Funny how the muse and I seem to be intrigued by the same things.
“Let’s do some research,” I suggest. She nods.
I use Google image search, put in the link to the picture and get ‘nightshade’ in return.
“That’s definitely not a nightshade,” I say. The muse nods.
I search for ‘giant palmate leaf,’ look at the pictures that come up, and there it is: the rice paper plant, Tetrapanax papyrifer.
“That must be it,” I say. “What do we do with it?”
“Maybe something dystopian? An alternative for paper made from wood?” The muse suggests.
“Yeah, but that paper isn’t really an alternative, is it?”
We both shrug. So there’s nothing creative this week. Oh well, at least we had fun.
Well, at least I think that this is Tetrapanax papyrifer. I’m using the opportunity to link to my favourite go-to site when I want to know about the properties, medicinal uses etc. of a plant, the Plants For A Future Database.