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:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

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.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

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♥

Denise said...

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.

Grace Olsson said...

Hi denise, I posted some photos and dont know the name in english..do u know?''great shot, your
have a nice sunday
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Carver said...

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

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Nance said...

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

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

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

Digital Flower Pictures said...

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.

Ebie said...

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!

♥Kathy♥ said...

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

Snap said...

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

jabblog said...

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!

Regina said...

Delightful blooms as always!
Amazing captures.

Janie said...

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

Hildegarde said...

A lovely collection.

i beati said...

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

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Rosamaria said...

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

Good week for you, dear

Adrienne in Ohio said...

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

lisaschaos said...

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

Lily Hydrangea said...

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

Marju said...

Beautiful pictures!

Tulip said...

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

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Luiz Santilli Jr said...

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

Eve said...

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.

Denise said...

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.

Tricia said...

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

storyteller said...

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,

Viola said...

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! :)

Sue said...

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.

Denise said...

Thank you everyone, lovely to read more comments here.

Rebecca said...

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

Thanks for visiting my blog!

ilanadavita said...

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