Monday, September 15, 2008

Today's Flowers

How wonderful to be able to see flowers from every part of the globe. I am very happy to participate in 'Today's Flowers' as each place I go to I can improve my knowledge of them.

Luiz' blog has links that will take you to the most beautiful blooms from just about every part of the world. You can get there by clicking on the logo above.

The photographs I am sharing today came from The United States Botanic Garden in Washington DC. There you will also find flowers from all over. The one above is an hibiscus. The one below belongs to the ginger plant family, Curcuma Roscoeana.

This is called a Feather Plant.

This pretty pink one I don't really know what it is. I try to take photos of the identification as I go along, but I missed this one. If you know what it is, please let me know and I will come back and name it.
The next two photos are of the Golden Barrel Cactus.


Not actually a flower but I thought it was a fascinating specimen, called a Silk Floss Tree.


We found these larger than life models. You pressed a button and a recorded voice would tell you about a particular part of the plant. Fascinating!


Also fascinating, large prints of microscopic parts of a plant or flower on the walls. This particular one was a geranium flower.
And this the surface of a leaf.