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.