Submitted by Kathryn on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 1:03pm
This is a lovely partial shade flower -- I have no idea what though. The buds look like pistachios breaking open.
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Submitted by Kathryn on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 2:00am
Flowers that open to the ground are fairly hard to shoot and get a decent view of. This one was so pretty and I really liked the fuzzy aspect of it, and so shot it from laying on the ground and into the sun to get this image. Into the sun is always an iffy proposition but I thought this one came out nicely.
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Submitted by Kathryn on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:00am
Related to yesterday's plantidote, comes this purple version also with full flower petals but a more spidery appearance. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Kathryn on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 2:00am
Sorry for the harsh light in this one, it was noonish. This is quite lovely in person and no one seemed to know what it is.
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Submitted by twig on Mon, 04/11/2011 - 7:30am
A pretty common flower, around Zone 10 anyway. It grows in yards, in street dividers and along highway medians -- pretty much everywhere! I think it's a lily, but maybe not. It seems like it has a specific name -- as opposed to 'orange lily' -- but I can't remember what it is. Anyone recognize this flower?
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Submitted by twig on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 7:30am
This little plant (little as in 12" to 15" high) has long, strappy foliage like an iris. It's growing in a sunny spot in a yard where it gets very little care, and that seems to agree with it. The flowers are about the size of violets. It's a little hard to see, but the stem has more buds further along, beyond the flower. (Click on the image to see a larger version with better detail.) What could it be?
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Submitted by twig on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 7:30am
This could be a gazania or an African daisy or cape marigold or possibly something else entirely. Obviously, I don't know. And checking online has just been confusing -- after about twenty minutes, everything looks the same. Plus, "African daisy" seems to be a term that is used pretty loosely. One of the garden guides says "names and identities of the plants are often confused, even by seedsmen and nurserymen." Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Fri, 01/21/2011 - 7:30am
A Corrente visitor sent in a snapshot of this pretty little flower to see if anyone here could identify it. Here's the back story:
I found this growing in full sun next to a waterfall in the upper
Cullasaja Gorge in Western North Carolina late this past summer. I
have no idea what it is and have never seen it before.
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like it belongs in someone's drawing room!
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