Category Archives: images of wildflowers

Oxalis: FOTD Sep 2, 2019

I found this shy little bloom while inspecting a plot of ground where I want to extend the sidewalk to enable easier access to the pool water shut-off valves at night. I found a flower that looks very close to it that was labeled “Shamrock Hong Kong Clover,” so until someone proves me wrong, that’s what I am labeling it. For Bob’s sake, I am revealing the shocking state of my manicure just to show the flower to scale. So lovely. I’ll transplant it before letting the bricklayers do their job. Well, I myself have proven myself wrong. It turns out those were just tags and the actual name of the flower is Oxalis! 

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For Cee’s FOTD

Purple Thistle, Flower of the Day, Aug 21, 2019

 

The hills of Montenegro were filled with these flowers. They look like purple thistles…but I’m not sure that they were. The air was full of the fuzz that carried their seeds. Click on photos to enlarge.

Cee’s Flower of the day Challenge.

Dwarf Jatropha, Flower of the Day, June 22, 2019

 

 

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It took an incredible amount of research for Bob to find the name of this flower, but by Jove, I think he did it. Plaudits to LWBUT’s Flower Identification Service!!!!

For Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Here is a better shot of more of the plant… for Bob!

Grass-Dwellers: Flower of the Day, Jul 16, 2018

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These gorgeous little flowers were growing by the road. The largest was no more than 3/4 inch wide. Those are grass spikes behind them, if you want to guage their size.  I’m holding the lower part of the stem so you can’t guage their size by my fingers as they are closer to the camera. My friend couldn’t understand what I was bending over and doing as I photographed them. Lovely miniature posies.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.