Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A STUDY IN PURPLE

I found a cool site that has helped me to identify some of the beautiful flowers I've been fortunate to photograph.  I'm still a novice so if you feel I have mis-identified a flower, please let me know so I can make the changes.

PURPLE

Canada Thistle (?)

Spider Wort

Thelypodium laxiflorum

Southwest Colorado Wildflowers

9 comments:

zapper44z said...

here is a site you might want to look at.  http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/gallery_query?q=lamiaceae    
it list hundreds of types of flowers by name.  I just wanted to let you know I have found alot of flowers here.  thanks and keep the photos comming.  I love your photos and was wondering what kind of camera you use.  If you would please let me know.  zapper44z@aol.com

sylviam4000 said...

The Spider Wort is grown over here in England as a garden plant and is known as Trillium. Thanks for sharing.
http://journals.co.uk/sylviam4000/JottingsfromtheSticks/

kokoapuffy1 said...

Lovely wildflowers, Dorn. We had thistle growing in the yard, when we first moved here. They are beautiful flowers, and very hard to get rid of.

madcobug said...

Those are very pretty. Good job. I like the seed pods amoung the flowers in the third one. I love nature and all kinds of flowers. Helen

rap4143 said...

The first one is a thistle....what variety I have no clue :(.  I love taking photos of wildflowers!!!!
Betty

gdireneoe said...

Dorn, someone who adored me gave me the nickname "Thistle" once.  He said I was good and sturdy and...hard to get rid of? ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

rjet33 said...

I wish I was there to see them in person.  Goooossssh, how I MISS Colorado.  Thanks for sharing them since I cannot see them in person anymore. :-(

http://journals.aol.com/rjet33/CountryLivingSouthernStyle

sunflowerkat321 said...

Wildflowers (and weeds) are some of my favorite subjects.  The bottom one looks like something I've always called cleome.

mtrib2 said...

Very beautiful looking wildflower arrangement.  I like the tranlucent oval borders.   mark

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