July 25, 2012

Euonymus Europaeus, Golden Biretta, Golden Bonete

© picture: Wikimedia

In Germany in some regions the Euonymus europaeus is called "Pfaffenhütchen".
"Pfaffe" (from lat.: papa = father) means a catholic priest [however, since the reformation the word "Pfaffe" has a disparaging connotation],
"hütchen" means little hat.
The blossom of this bush reminds someone of the biretta.

Biretta on a Statue of Saint John of Nepomuk
Have a look here, too.

Golden Bonete with black piping (application cord) and black pompon

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