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Randomness, Flower Type. June 8, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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I’ve been searching for the name of this flower for two years, and finally found it!

Ladies and Gentlemen…  Echium vulgare!

Viper's Bugloss

That’s Viper’s Bugloss to you, Ma’am!  Ain’t that a purty name?

Here’s a roadside stand of garlic mustard, I think*:

yellow roadside

*There I go being lazy again.

A wild strawberry:

wild strawberry

That one I know.  No longer a flower, but still pretty.

Illustrating the difference between “pretty” and “elegant,” northern pitcher plants arch their alien buds skyward from a fen in Rowe:

pitcher buds

…while along the Deerfield, a ubiquitous cinquefoil nestles in the lap of a cow vetch blossom:

cow vetch

That’s such a cool color combination that I can’t resist photographing it wherever I find it.

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1. Bobbie - June 8, 2009

I’m the one being lazy – or just pressed for time. I have been looking at your fantastically beautiful pictures, but not commenting. Thank you for all of them. wish I knew the names of so many wildflowers – And oh! that moon shot!

2. sherry - June 8, 2009

so so lovely. thanks.

3. Paul in ABQ - June 8, 2009

Wonderful shots. I love the Viper’s bugloss: the flowers and the name.


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