Sunday, October 26, 2014

One I've been saving..


Back in late August on one of my trips to the Desert Botanical Garden, I found this unusual looking bloom growing on a plant that was growing in water.  I was determined to find out what it was before I posted the photo of it but, my searches on the internet were fruitless.  So I emailed the garden with the question.  It turns out that it's a Spider Lily or if you want to be technical, a Hymenocallis sonorensis.


It was growing in the little watering hole by the shady spot where I like to sit every now and then.  I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it before.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I'm off to "that toddlin' town".

15 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Aptly named. I really like it, it's very pretty (and perhaps also because I'm not afraid of spiders!)

Karl Demetz said...

Very delicate flowers.

Lowell said...

Very nice. We have some of these growing in our front yard!

Andy said...

She is a beauty.

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful plant, with a great name!

Thérèse said...

There is music in the air!

José Mendonça said...

Gorgeous blooms and great shot!

Mersad said...

These spider lilies look so delicate and beautiful.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kate said...

I appreciate your tenacity; we benefit from it. It is a beautiful and unusual bloom.

RedPat said...

Wow - it is so beautiful, Sharon!

Judy said...

I'm glad you found out what it was because It is so pretty and unusual!

William Kendall said...

It's delicate and lovely!

Randy said...

That is one beautiful bloom.

Lois said...

I've never seen one before either. Very pretty!

Jack said...

Sharon, I admire your persistence in tracking down that flower's identity.