Monday, May 18, 2009

Bluebead Lily/ Macro Monday

Beads of water on bell-shaped blossom approximately 1/2-inch long

The bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis) grows in cool woods and open mountain slopes in Eastern Canada and as far south as Georgia. This plant bears one blossom and one bud, but each stalk may bear as many as eight blossoms.

In case you’re wondering where the blue bead on this bluebead lily is, in midsummer a cluster of shiny dark-blue berries will ripen atop the stalk where the blossom and bud are now.

Please note: Today's Flowers is the post below.

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21 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

I love your macro shots, EG! And I love the crabapple blossom shot below! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

This is a wonderful macro shot!Well done!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

Remarkable. I am not familiar with this gorgeous one. I don't think it grows out here.

To answer your question about riding. All my girls started gaming when they were 5 yrs. They loved it and their ponies did too. (I think) I always said they rode before they were born. LOL Kylee is my Grand-daughter---I think you knew that though.

That is the chicken said...

This is great...and I loved the information about the bluebeads...do you have any photos of those?

Jacob said...

Very nice! Drops of water on a flower always perks me up!

PERBS said...
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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful lily, EG. We have lots of lilies that are budding. They should bloom in about a month or sooner.

Have a great Monday.
Hugs,
Betsy

PERBS said...

I deleted my first comment because it got sent before I was finished typing. . .

Super! I only wish you had the Bluebead shot too -- hopefully later on we will get to see one! Love your macro with the water droplets.

I see I have missed a couple others so going to go down read and comment now.

Shey said...

Awesome macro capture. Love the water-drops.

Have a great week! :)

mountain.mama said...

This spring seemed to take longer than EVER, but so glad it's here. THanks for sharing the adorable little flower shot.

amanda guthrie said...

I can honestly say I have never heard of a bluebeard lily, nice macro.

lisaschaos said...

How neat! I often see berries and wonder what the blooms look like. :)

Shammickite said...

Great shot... I'll have to look out for these little flowers on my walks in the woods.

ROSIDAH said...

Magnificent flower shots for both entries! I always love it even more when there are some raindrops. Have a great day :)

Mamapippa said...

A wonderful flower. I love the drops of water on it !

Jama said...

It's a beautiful macro and I love it!

Judy said...

The rain droplets are just incredible!! I love it!!
When the fruits appear and you post them, are you going to show us the flower again, to refresh our memory?

Abe Lincoln said...

That is a neat photo. I think water droplets enahances any photo. I liked one I saw recently of a person whose head just got wet and water drops from hair and nose was really neat to see. You could just imagine what the experience was like.

Gobsmacked

George said...

I hope you'll give us a picture of the blue beads once they appear.

Martha said...

Great shot! :-)

Mojo said...

Awesome macro! Water drops are good for setting things off just right.

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