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This past weekend, I was out and wasting time. I never make it over to Trowbridge cause that exit off 127 can be a nightmare depending on the time of day you're trying to use it.

Seriously that whole 496 and 127 exchange is the worst. I have seen more people cut across THREE lanes of traffic to get off North 127 and onto West 496 than the law should allow. And they are breaking several law while doing so. It's a mess.

Back to this mystery flower.

I visited Fresh Thyme off Trowbridge right in front of MSU for the first time in a while. And I was smitten. It was a nice end of summer beginning of fall day. I may have had an iced PSL (do not judge me). And I was shopping. For fall stuff. Yeah. That's it.

And the colors of the stuff they had outside.

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Look at how big and bright those pumpkins are.

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Assorted gourds for that horn-a-plenty you were making for Thanksgiving? I dunno. Do we eat these or are they purely for decoration?

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True confession. I love scented pine cones. And they had some here I had never smelled before. Cinnamon and I think maple. Can't have pine cones in the house smelling like pancakes. Love the smell too much. Might eat one.

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There were these flowers. And while nice and pretty, I was only able to peep them out for a minute before I turned and got a look at these.

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They look like crazy, fall, fire, Dr. Seuss plants. I was so just in awe at how weird and awesome they were.

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Are they seasonal? Do they grow inside or outside? How long do they last before they die? What does frost do to them?

And the most important thing. WHAT ARE THEY CALLED?

I took a couple of pictures and in NONE OF THEM did I get the name of the plant. And my Dr. Seuss, fall, fire plant description is getting me nowhere. So if you can help, send me a message in app chat or respond on our social media and let me know what it is and if I should get one.