Monday, September 07, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Pretty Pink Whatsits

Unknown Wildflower

These little blossoms are an eigth of an inch long and grow along a willowy stem about two feet tall. No clue what they are, but I love the way the pistils end in two tiny curls.

For more Ruby Tuesday finds check out Mary's place, The Work of the Poet.

16 comments:

Char said...

They look almost like a tiny hummingbird. Very pretty!

Daryl said...

Looks like Bleeding Hearts before they open

MyMaracas said...

Char, they do share that delicate quality, don't they?

Daryl, they're similar but much tinier and are blooming at a different time of year. I think they might be related though.

Paula Scott said...

Do they open up? It looks like what I know as 'bleeding hearts' flower before hey open up. The size you described is about right.

Paula Scott said...

BTW, great shot!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Though you do not know
the graceful flower’s name, give
thanks for its beauty.


My Ruby Tuesday

marian said...

delicate & beautiful!

Lynn said...

The little curls on these flowers remind me of the paper craft of quilling. Maybe these flowers were someones inspiration for that.

MyMaracas said...

Thanks for the input, everyone! They don't open; this is the way they stay. They bloom in August, whereas bleeding hearts are spring flowers. The leaves are a rosette of oblong, solid leaves on the ground, not the feathery ones that bleeding hearts have. Bleeding heart blossoms are much, much bigger, too. They do remind me of bleeding hearts, but they're definitely not that.

MyMaracas said...

Lynn, I used to do quilling, once upon a time. It's fun to think the craft might have had its origins in these quirky flowers.

Rambling Woods said...

Pretty..but I don't know what they are....

ellen b. said...

Beautiful photograph...

Felisol said...

Such a beautiful photo of this rare delicate flower.
It demands a poem to go.
From Felisol

Carletta said...

This is a beautiful shot! I love the light and shadow play you've captured.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful shot. I wish I knew what they are! ;-)

Chris said...

Great shot! I love your grasp of the scientific names of plants like this one:)