Believe it or not...the actual flower of this beauty
is the itsy bitsy tiny WHITE flower
found in clusters of three
surrounded by bracts of wildly bright colors ranging
and even white or yellow!
are fabulous, though thorny...I have scratches to prove it...
like true show girls of the old west,
they display their vibrant magenta ruffles,
fluttering with the breezes,
dancing in my yard,
and decorating my sketchbook.