Monday, August 2, 2010

Macro flowers:Lachenalia

Thank you Maia.

First I love flowers. Second, the badge for this meme is the North Borneo Orchid. My Dad's favourite flower. It gives me warm fuzzy feeling every time I see this flower.

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I am sorry I don't know it's name. I have google searched, but can't find the flower. They grow in New Zealand gardens, and bloom in winter. The florists like to use them.

My friend from China tells me they call them a spray of red or a spray of yellow.

Do you know?


Anonymous said...

No idea what they are but very pretty flowers.

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

Hi Ann; this Flower is called Lachenalia. Also called soldier flower. It is a bulb and it has many different Hybrids. It is very pretty.

Elaine Yim said...

Ann, it also look like cuphea micropetala, a flower which resembles a smouldering cigar or common name cigar flower but I'm not sure.

Dar said...

Aren't these lovely blooms. No wonder you and your Dad love them so.
Have a great week

The JR said...

Have no knowledge of these. They are very beautiful.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yes, Tatinia is right, it is a Lachenalia! I've never seen anything like it, how strange and lovely. I learned something here. It is indeginous to South Africa and Namibia.

Carol said...

Absolutely stunning whatever they are called!

Eden said...

Hi, Ann!

Those are beautiful blooms but sorry I don't know what its name? Great photos.