The plant is a Confederate Rose. It's an interesting plant that blooms in the late summer or early fall. The blooms come out white, and then quickly turn red for one day before they are gone. This one had not bloomed yet when I took the photo, but the leaves were being consumed by this rather large grasshopper. I didn't kill him or run him off because there seemed to be plenty of leaves for him and the plant, but he stayed around for several days. Get a load of those drumsticks! I remember seeing these guys by the hundreds when I was growing up in Georgia, and they are probably still there, but I just don't spend nearly as much time roaming around grassy fields as I did then.
Verdun, France XVI
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