Thursday, October 30, 2008

Today's Flowers #13

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I have absolutely no idea what this flower is called, but I like the delicate petals among those ferocious spikes.
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Edit: Thanks to Arija I know now that it's called Love in the Mist, Nigella damascena. In the language of the flowers it was a symbol of rejected love, women gave these flowers to their suitors to let them know that they were not interested. In German it's called Maiden in the Green, Jungfer im Gruenen.

18 comments:

Maria said...

Unbelievable! Your flower is very beautiful but I have never seen it before. Where did you find it? It looks so unreal!
Thank you for visiting my blog! I really miss summer because here in Vienna we have fog already most of the time and soon it will get really cold :(
Have a nice week!

Jedediah said...

The photo was taken at the Botanical Garden in Hamburg. Thanks for stopping by to comment :)

Neal said...

That is very interesting!

Meiroca said...

Beautiful flower!

Meire

www.meiroca.com

Denise said...

This is a great photo of a gorgeous flower. I wish I knew what it was. Thanks for visiting my blog. The flower you asked about is a type of lily. I am not very good at identifying flowers but I did a search and found similar ones at: http://www.thelilygarden.com/pages_general/index_alpha_images.html

I have enjoyed visiting here and look forward to returning.

fishing guy said...

Ook: That is a fancy flower for certain.

Norm said...

me too, first time I saw this kind of flower, it`s beautiful...

Paz said...

What a beautiful and unique-looking flower. Great shot.

Paz

Yen said...

WOW! This is very impressive shot and flower! I've never seen one like this yet! Very nice shot too!~

Mine is up too, HERE. If you get a chance;) Happy TF!~

Arija said...

'Love in the Mist', don't you just love the name? It goes so well with th beautiful flower which also develops an equallu beautiful seed head that can be dried for floral arrangements.

Gattina said...

The name doesn't matter ! the beauty counts !
I see you live in Hamburg I have never been there.
Ich habe als Kind in Bonn gewohnt. Jetzt bin ich seit 50 Jahren in Belgien.

Jedediah said...

Thanks everybody for commenting :)
Arija, thank you for letting me know. I had heard of that flower, but never knew what it looked like. It's called Jungfer im Gruenen, Maiden in the Green in German.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely photo. I agree with Arija that the flower is called love in a mist...also called nigella.

Greyscale Territory said...

You are right! The flowerpetals are delicatemagic and a delightful shade of blue!

Denise BC said...

Hello,beautiful image, a magnificent flower and with a sad symbolism, congratulations for the post. I thank the participation
Denise & Santilli - Team TF

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous closeup. My sister has grown these and I had forgotten how lovely they are. Thanks for sharing the beauty where you live!

Kahshe Cottager said...

So that is what Love In A Mist looks like! I have always wondered! It certainly is unusual looking but very pretty none the less.

Thanks for your visit to my Today's Flower! I am so sorry to be so late in visiting yours! It has been a hectic weekend with company who have just left today.

Rambling Woods said...

Isn't it great when someone can help out? It is a very beautiful flower and I am learning so much with this meme...