Acanthus spinosus is an herbaceous perennial. There are other species but this is my favourite as I prefer it's more dissected, thistle-like leaves. A mature clump in flower is an impressive site. Scroll down this board for further details.
story map -- draw a path down the middle of a large sheet of bulletin board paper. At one end of the path, write "Once upon a time" & at the other end write "The End" > walk down the path and retell the story