Sunday, September 20, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 58

TODAY’S FLOWER’S is a wonderful meme created by Luiz Santilli Jr. You can find beautiful and unusual flowers from all over the world by clicking here.

I am going to identify the flowers that I know. With the ones I don't I will need a little help. As you all know by now, I am always open to corrections and to help with identification. I am still learning and enjoy it.

Above: Queen Anne's Lace - Below: Milkweed pods.

Thank you Carver for identifying this flower as Aster Vimineus and also to Digital Flower Pictures for agreeing with that identification. A new one to my knowledge box!

Thistle

Thistle and Goldenrod
Goldenrod
Wild Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) identified by Eve. Thanks Eve!
I was starting to wonder about my identification.
At first I thought it was Queen Anne's Lace but after
a while noticed the differences.
A whole carpet of Queen Anne's Lace

34 comments:

  1. Those milkweed pods bring back lots of memories. Of those days during WWII when all 23 kids at Gordon country school spent a lot of time filling feed sacks with milkweed seed pods for the war effort. The silk from the pods were spun into parachutes and filled life preservers. We even got pain enough money for all the sacks collected to buy a radio for the school and we all listened to Edward R. Murrow broadcasting for CBS News, "This is London Calling."

    The thistle is a reminder of those bees and butterflies who stopped to refresh themselves during the hot days of summer. And of all the Monarch butterflies who grew up chewing away at the milkweed making themselves poison on their way to flight.

    Amazing post, Denise. More than just weeds and flowers here.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You have an AMAZING display of beautiful field flowers that I am currently seeing here in my area as well. I believe these also need to be in the spotlight as you did a fantastic job in doing just that!

    Hugs♥

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mr. Abe, thank you for all this interesting information. I found it all fascinating. You are a wealth of knowledge.

    Michele, thank you so much for the kind words. To me these beautiful meadow plants and flowers are as beautiful as any flower in the finest garden.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi denise, I posted some photos and dont know the name in english..do u know?''great shot, your
    have a nice sunday
    graceolsson.com/blog

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wonderful shots of the flowers. I believe that the third shot is aster vimineus which is one I have a ton of. I recently learned fairy aster is a common name for it. You can look here to see a site about it. Aster vimineus

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice to meet you.

    I was going to paste the link without permission because I had very felt the interest for your blog.

    Please link me with the blog if it is good.

    URL:http://hiro-anniversary.blogspot.com/

    E-mail:h-mori@ibs-office.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. you did much better in identifying them than me, Denise! lol oh, how i love queen anne's lace! the name is so deserving!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Denise: Very nicely captured. I love when the fields are alive with color.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lovely collection of shots. I agree the white flower is Aster but don't know what species. I think they may hybridize themselves in the wild.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh, I love that blanket of Queen Anne's!
    Thank you Denise for hosting this wonderful meme. I have no flowers post this week, just taking it easy. Keep those beautiful photos flowing!Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Denise your photo's are very pretty. LOL would love to have them all over my yard. =)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wonderful series, Denise. I love the meadow/wildflowers. Mother Nature is generous with her beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Abe's recollections were very interesting. I love wild flowers - they grow alongside the cultivated flowers in our garden, After all, a wild flower is just a flower growing in the wrong place!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Delightful blooms as always!
    Amazing captures.

    ReplyDelete
  15. All beautiful photos. I especially like the last photo with the carpet of flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  16. don't flowers just grow exactly where they please the eye the most sandy

    ReplyDelete
  17. You have an award waiting for you on my blog! Please collect it!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Denise, I don't know the name of the flowers, especially in english. Your photos are very nice.

    Good week for you, dear

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gorgeous collection of flower photos, Denise. And I thoroughly enjoyed reading Abe's comments.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I see many of these flowers here too! In fact I saw some seed pods today! :) Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love the crisp white in the first photo with the soft greens in the background.

    ReplyDelete
  22. wow that's a lot of beautiful colorful dainty flowers.

    my entry: http://www.altc5.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. Olá Denise, my friend!

    I'm in home now, after my vacancy cross East European.
    Thanks for your support!
    I have very much takes in my camera about European flowers!

    Beijo na testa

    Luiz

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your pictures of the wildflowers Denise. This reminds me so much of my old home. I want you to look closely at the second to the last picture and then your first Queen Anne's Lace. These are two different flowers! The one at the bottom is a wild Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)! I love these flowers both wild and domestic (so many pretty colors!) So now you've learned a new flower and can go and search them out! Have fun.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks everyone, I have had a lot of help and been giving some very interesting information about these flowers. I have appreciated you taking the time out of your day to leave such lovely comments.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Lots & lots of beautiful flowers & fantastic photos! You really post some great captures!

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a delightful array of lovely wildflowers ... such variety and beauty. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blogs. I enjoy your thoughtful comments.
    Hugs and blessings,

    ReplyDelete
  28. Such lovely photos and flowers! So nice you've got the names to them all. I'm not so clever at that.. But I still love the flowers! :)Have a good night! :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. What lovely flowers you have here! I love the Queen Anne's Lace. I have one that is full of blooms and seed heads. I wonder if I will end up with lots of them next year.

    I like what you said about a new plant you know, but now, I'm forgetting what it was. I'll have to go back and look.

    Thanks for your comment on my SkyWatch post.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thank you everyone, lovely to read more comments here.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your collection of wildflowers is wonderful. A great way to see them and not sneeze!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  32. A beautiful series. I recon the first one is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete