Sunday, April 5, 2009

Unique in purple


I photographed this very unique little flower while out shopping one day. I have no idea what it is so, I’m depending on my readers to fill me in. Anyone have an idea?

All I know is that it is the most unusual flower I’ve seen!

16 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a unique flower. I like the interesting petals and the color is fabulous too! I have never seen it before.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You have stumped me. It looks like tiny lavender spoons radiating from the middle. The petals look like they channel rain water to the center of the flower, similar to the way an agave leaf channels water to the plant. I therefore would guess that it is a desert plant because of this adaptation to an environment with little rain.

Walker said...

Amazing flower I have never seen before. Good picture.

Jarart said...

I wonder if that would grow in my garden? It must be some kind of exotic daisy. I want one.

glenda said...

This is so beautiful. it looks like it could be a piece of jewelry. Don't know what kind of flower.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I'm sorry I can't help you identify the flower. I am so glad you saw it, captured it and shared it with us. It is beautiful. It looks so dainty and delicate. It looks like it would be the inspiration for a lovely brooch or pendant.

Lisa Wilson said...

I've never seen anything like it! Very pretty and unusual

Jan said...

It's a daisy, an African variety if I recall correctly. I had some once but that was before I had a yard so they didn't last long.....

Pat said...

I think that's a gecko. It has suction cups.

Steffe said...

Can't remember the name, but I have a photo of it in my flickr stream.

JM said...

Incredible flower! I'm sure I've never seen it before.

Snapshutter said...

Nice colors and depth of field.

Rambling Round said...

Very unusual and pretty.

Jackie said...

That's so beautiful. No idea what it is but I love those perfect spoon petals.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Sharon. This is a "Spoon Daisy". See http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1923/ (thank you Google!)

Susie of Arabia said...

This blossum is awesome! I have no idea what it is, but ít's incredible!