Passiflora parritae #1
Best viewed @ large size Passifloraceae - Colombia; believed to be nearly extinct in the wild; rare in cultivation Passion Flower, Passion Vine Shown: Mature, unopened bud; approx. 18-20 cm in length; foliage "The family Passifloraceae is found worldwide, except in Europe and Antarctica. Passiflora is also absent from Africa, where many other members of the family Passifloraceae occur (e.g. the more plesiomorphic Adenia). "Nine species of Passiflora are native to the USA, found from Ohio to…
This Flower’s Petals Look Like Hummingbirds
The Internet is full of wonders, from memes to stunning photographs, an endless ocean of tweets to political manifestos. People are free to share pretty much anything, and while some use it to share things that they should probably keep to themselves, others sometimes drop a thing or two that absolutely mesmerizes the online public. One Reddit user by the name of OctopusPrime recently shared a photograph that had many not only confused but pretty fascinated.
40+ Edible Flowers (and How to Use Them)
You don't often think of grandma's flower garden as a good place to harvest your lunch, but there are a surprising number of tasty edibles growing in most perennial flower beds. Beyond edible flowers, many
A rare white beauty... Calathea warscewiczii
Explore Nov 1, 2010 #303 White, waxy and brilliantly beautiful! Besides attractive leaves, Calathea warscewiczii also produces showy cone-like inflorescences. The bracts that cover the cone are creamy white in color when they first emerge and gradually turn to yellow and take on a pinkish hue with time. They are arranged spirally around the cone and the rims of these bracts fold over the edge, which make the entire cone look somewhat like a rose flower when viewed from the top! Calathea…
Platanthera ciliaris (Yellow fringed orchid)
Less than ten miles into the Pisgah National Forest on FSR 475, there are a couple of dozen Yellow fringed orchids scattered up and down the mowed roadside. Fortunately, they mowed early in the spring, so they didn't do any damage to the orchids. A few of these orchids had an unusual, light-colored lip. I have seen this before on some of the orchid flowers in this area. At first, I thought it might be the result of a cross between the Yellow fringed orchid and the White fringed orchid, but…
Crested yellow orchid
The Crested Yellow Orchid, Platanthera cristata, is smaller than P. ciliaris and the spur is always shorter than the fringed lip. It is considered Threatened in Florida.