Lincoln Park Zoo gardens this month are showing off; distracting my eyes from the animals as I pass by. This garden bed included these lush, white flowers: Rose Rugosa. The large thick silky petals reminded me of Peonies but not quite. In fact the leaves provide the name “Rugosa” meaning wrinkled in Latin. And the buds were oblong as a rose instead of the ball shaped Peony buds. Once again I’ve learned of a new flower.