Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cardinal Flowers/ Today's Flowers

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

A wildflower blooming now in wet places near Rosseau, Ontario. I've tried to grow it, but my soil is not damp enough and I don't have a pond.

Growing in shallow water along the edge of Rosseau River.

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32 comments:

Nessa said...

A fantastic flash of flaming color.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the Cardinal flower. They are pretty and I see them growing around wet areas here too.

Quilt Works said...

Wow. Insane shade of red! Stunning!

Dave said...
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Dave said...

Whoa! that is one fiery red, absolutely gorgeous!

Xavi said...

Hi,
Gorgeous shots of de Lobelia cardinalis.
Have a great sunday!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I just love the colour of this flower, its stunning.

My flower post is now finally up......don't ask what went wrong!!!

Gill

Al said...

Lovely flower, the colors are so vivid.

Luna Miranda said...

what a vibrant red! so beautiful.

Birgitta said...

Beautiful red flower! Great shots!

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lazyclick said...

Very beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful ones! I also would like to have a pond, but I live in an apartment... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

I love how bright the red is - I have one here in Vancouver that has burgundy foliage - it's beautiful!

Carver said...

Beautiful shot of the cardinal flower. I used to grow them but I haven't had any recently. You reminded me how much I like them.

Kathy said...

This is one brilliant flashy flower!

Dani said...

marvelous red here. Great captures.

Loree said...

I love the vibrant red colour of the flowers. Very beautiful.

Jacob said...

I went to your blog and ended up seeing red! Wow! Amazing what grows wild up in them thar parts!

Sam said...

How beautiful! The red against the green is stunning!

Rambling Woods said...

Hmmm...I wonder if I could plant some near the pond edge...it is in the water?.....Michelle

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

One of my favorite flowers, mine are in bloom right now also.

Dimple said...

That is so beautiful. I've never seen one before, in the macr it looks like there is a tiny flower at the tip of the center, upright tube. I suppose that's the pistil?

Thanks for the visit!

George said...

This is a beautiful flower. Unfortunately there is no way we could grow it at our place. Thanks for the gorgeous picture.

Becky and Gary said...

Thanks for reminding me.. I saw some Cardinal flowers last year for the first time, and should go back to see if they are still there.
About the Monarch caterpillars, I haven't seen any yet. We have lots of good looking Milkweed plants too. I look every day.I'll let you know when I find some.
B.

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Small City Scenes said...

I do love
Cardinal Flower. Just a super red. the must be another that growes anywhere. We have a Lobelia that I have always called Cardinal but it has purple-red foliage. So of course I had to look it up and...I found Lobelia speciosa which has the dark leaves and red flowers. So I wonder....
I'll have to check it out in a Nursery here. Thanks for the insight. MB

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous red!

Lina Gustina said...

I love their bright color...

Thanks for dropping by :)

Ann said...

This is very red indeed. So pretty as well.

Re: Our New Zealand weather, compared to Canadian weather it is nothing. I remember when I was in Canada, there was the record low of minus 28 F. BRRRRRR

Here , because we don't have central heating, a 5 degrees seem cold to us.

But when there is a lot of rain, it makes it miserable.

Interestingly, today, our skiing mountain, Mt Hutt has a dumping of 1 meter of snow. Some places are minus. This is the coldest night.

nonizamboni said...

Oh I love to see Cardinal flowers every summer--there are some growing in a rain garden in the park where I walk in st. Paul. Is there any truer red?! Thanks for sharing.

Francisca said...

That's pretty, EG.

Rose said...

Beautiful...and they would have made another fantastic Ruby Tuesday post.

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