Saturday, May 23, 2015

TODAY'S FLOWERS

You can find all kinds of beautiful flowers from around the world if you click here.  Our new link opens on Saturday at 12.00 a.m. (East Coast Standard Time USA) and closes the following Thursday at 11.30 p.m.

I have tried to identify all of them and have shown the ID below each photo.  If you disagree on any please let me know.  There is only one I could not get so maybe you can help me.  You'll see it when you scroll down.


Star of Bethlehem - Ornithogalum umbellatum.  
It grows in clumps with hollow, dark-green leaves.  Easily confused with wild garlic, but lacks distinctive oder. It blooms in April to mid June.


Golden Ragwort - Packera aurea - Aster family (Asteraceae)
This is a perennial wildflower and blooms from mid to late spring and lasts for about three weeks.  


The Northern Dewberry, Common Dewberry - Rubus flagellaris 
It is part of the rose family and its most active growth is from mid-spring to early summer.


Buttercup - Ranunculus species
Most bloom spring through to Fall, with some lasting until frost.



I need help with this one (photo above).  The closest I came to was a Foam Flower but am still a tad confused as to its ID.  I will keep looking.
Added note 5-25-15 - thanks to Stephanie who does Worldless (on Tuesday) at Image-in-ing, she thinks this may be be a flower from the Hdrophyllum family.  Thanks to her information I found what I think may be this flower here.  The bloom and the leaves look very similar.  Also Hannah of Weeding on the Wildside took a photo of the same flower and will be sharing it on her blog on Wednesday.  Hannah also mentions a link here with more information.  Thank you for the ID ladies and another reason I enjoy blogging so much, the learning from others who are very willing to help you out.  


Sweet White Violet - Viola blanda 
It has fragrant white flowers and blooms from April until the end of summer.  Prefers damp woods and moist meadows.


Daisy Fleabane - Erigeron annuus
Blooms in May up until frost.  

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Luiz Santilli Jr. created Today's Flowers.  He occasionally pops in to say hello, so "Hello Luiz" and thank you.



To see many other beautiful flowers from around the world, you can go to our Today's Flowers' home page found here.

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I am linking with the following memes, with my thanks to our hosts for bringing us such wonderful memes.

Laura's iHeartMacro here.  
Judith's Mosaic Monday here.
Stephanie's Macro Monday Mixer here.
Andrzej's Small Monday here
Gail's Wildflower Wednesday here.




45 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful, Denise, and I love the collages you assemble. The buttercups remind me of my childhood days when children would put the buttercup under their chin. If your chin "turned" yellow, this meant you like butter. :)

Cloudia said...

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Ginny said...

Gorgeous flowers, all of them!! Where are they, all in the same place? I love the tiny and humble buttercups. And your header is so pretty! I think Aliums.

Elephant's Child said...

Fresh and beautiful. Thank you.

Kay said...

I just saw that foam flower when we were in Seattle. I like your photo better. It really shows that foamy look. Your flowers are all so beautiful, Denise.

Valerie said...

Ragwort... THAT's the name I've been trying to think of for months. Love your selection of flowers today.

llandudnopictures said...

I'm afraid I'm hopeless at identifying flowers... but the ones you are showing us are all beautifully photographed!

Liz Needle said...

Your wildflowers are so pretty and your photography is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Katinka said...

So beatiful and sensitive flowers! Very good shots, I like. Have a nice weekend!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Your star of Bethlehem is like one of our anemones! Very pretty stuff you have there.

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, Denise. What a lovely collection of wildflowers.. Beautiful images.. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So pretty... And your knowledge puts me to shame. The white violet is my favorite here, but I love all of them. And the memories of Spring that they bring.

My Life in the Charente said...

A great post. I often struggle with identification here, despite have a reasonably good book! Have a good weekend Diane

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Denise - flowers look lovely. Wish I could help with what you call "Foam Flower". I will come back and read any more comments - because hopefully someone may help with its ID.

Aren't buttercups a cheery looking flower gorgeous yellow petals.

All the best Jan

TexWisGirl said...

love the white violet but adore the buttercups. :) wish i could help on that neat unknown!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiul, Sweet White Viola is my favorite, both for its looks and its name.

Penelope Postcards said...

What a lovely collection of flowers. I see daisies and buttercups scattered at my feet wherever I wander this time of year. I have learned to appreciate the buttercups woven into my own grassy yard too. Apparently, in olden times buttercups were cultivated in yards because they were so much easier to push through with weighty wooden lawn mowers of the time.

Adam said...

nice flowers

William Kendall said...

Real beauties!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're all very pretty! I love the little violet and the buttercups. Have a wonderful weekend, Denise.

Sandra said...

these are all the type flowers i really like, what i call wild flowers. i like these better than the roses and lilies and things most people grow.. love that dewberry and freebane. and yellow flowers make me happy

Mama Zen said...

I not any help with identification, but these are gorgeous!

Debbie said...

I am also coming up blank on an I.d. But you did an awesome job on the others!! A beautiful grouping!!

Stephanie said...

A gorgeous selection of pretty flowers!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Denise; Breathtaking photographs and information about beautiful flowers♡♡♡
What you call "Foam Flower" is my favorite; but all of them are SO lovely(*^_^*)
I appreciate blogging so much for giving me the interests for nature♬♬♬
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

SweetMarie said...

wild flowers are my favorite! your unknown flower is so pretty! I tried to identify it, but no luck.
hope you enjoy your weekend!
Marie

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What beautiful blooms you have found!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Happy Pentecost today. Hope you are wearing your RED....

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you and yours also. Let's never forgot those who died for our freedoms... God Bless them ALL.

Beautiful flowers.... I love this time of year when so many gorgeous flowers are blooming. Our Roses have started to bloom --and I LOVE it.

Sorry I haven't been around much. George and I have a couple of new online programs (one is a Food Journal and one a fitness/exercise program) --so we are VERY busy increasing our exercise and getting healthier... That's my excuse and I'm sticking' with it... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful collection of wildflowers!

Christine K. said...

beautiful wildflowers! lovely shots!

Laura said...

So beautiful Denise, I love that you have identified and named each flower, this is something I need to start doing. Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

diane b said...

I never tire of your beautiful flower shots.

Kalantikan said...

They look like weeds but are all lovely. I realized that weeds are more colorful and flowers are bigger in temperate climates, i don't know its significance to the proliferation of species. And that hirsute macro shot is my favorite. So bad my 35mm macro is in a state of disrepair.

Mimsie said...

So many beautiful flowers and mostly foreign to me so even more interesting. The last little white daisy has a similar flower to a tiny daisy I have growing. Very hardy although it can die back in the heat of summer.
Without flowers our lives would be very dull wouldn't they?
Thank you for sharing such beauty.

Donna said...

Lovely wildflowers...I cannot identify the one you are unsure of but I don't think it is foam flower which has more of a spiked flower...

NC Sue said...

So lovely - this is a wonderful macro image!
I hope you'll drop by and link up each week at image-in-ing. The linkup from last week is here: http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html and this week's will open in just a few hours!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

You did a great job of finding and IDing these wild flowers. I've grown foam flower, and don't recognize this one. D~

fredamans said...

Such beautiful flowers!

Stephanie Volkert said...

You mystery flower could be a member of the Hydrophyllum family.

Thanks for linking up at the Macro Monday Mixer and for the link to it on your page. I really appreciate it.

Hannah said...

Denise, your wildflowers look lovely. I enjoy the ones that grow by themselves in my yard. One is your foam flower, Hydrophyllum tenuipes, or at least my photos look more like it than the one in the native plants museum-

http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Hydrophyllum&Species=tenuipes

Some nurseries in California sell developed flowers from this group with purple flowers. I like the way the stamens stick out and make a pincushiony effect. They come up in sheets and make a good ground cover in forested areas.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A pretty collection of flowers, some I recognized while others were new to me. I allow buttercups to grow wild at the back of our property, they're cherry little things.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Denise.

Lea said...

Beautiful wildflowers! And your Header photo is gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day!

Dorothy Borders said...

Very nice pictures of some lovely wildflowers. I grow several of the same ones, as well. They are wonderful additions to my habitat garden.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

These are such sweet flowers Denise.

Rambling Woods said...

I too love learning from other bloggers like you Denise..Now I know what one of the flowers in my yard is...MIchelle