Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ligularia/ Macro Monday

Autumn blooming Ligularia, sometimes called elephant ears

I love this plant for many reasons: it flowers in September, it grows in the shade, it has interesting blossoms, its leaves are green with purple undersides, and its seed pods are fluffy and attractive in winter.



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28 comments:

judi said...

Looks like the spot the faries do the wood carving, see all the little wood curls?

LDH said...

This is such a beautiful flower! Since it is unfamiliar to me, I just Googled it to earn more. Your photo is gorgeous!

Carver said...

That's a cheerful and beautiful flower.

Farmchick said...

Very nice macro shot!

Judy said...

Beautiful! Now you are going to have to post photos of the seedpods, so I cans ee them, too!

George said...

You've given some great reasons for loving this plant. Your macro is fantastic.

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous photo! Beautiful flower, so interesting looking!

Randy said...

What amazing details. Isn't nature wonderful.

Kathy said...

Stellar!

Small City Scenes said...

Isn't L. a great plant. Your Macro is totally amazing. Good one. MB

Petrus said...

That is a really lovely photo - such detail ..

Cezar and Léia said...

So many beautiful details in this flower, it's fabulous!
Léia :)

see you there! said...

Beautiful, don't know as I've ever seen a Ligularia.

Darla

Maaike said...

lovely details

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot, this sounds like the perfect flower, very versatile.

Nessa said...

Absolutely stunning.

Denise said...

It's fantastic! I haven't seen it before and always love learning about new flowers when I come here. Thanks so much.
An English Girl Rambles

maiaT said...

Beautiful and interesting flowers, I like the strong, vivid orange petals.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

It looks like jewellery :)

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/09/06/Macro-Monday.aspx

BirgittaB said...

Such an interesting flower! Great macro shot!

http://birgittasfoto.blogg.se

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

4 seasons of interest - gotta love it.

Janneke said...

Amazing shot!

bettyl said...

What an awesome little flower!

SquirrelQueen said...

I have never seen elephant ears in bloom. It is a very lovely flower and I like that it grows in the shade. That is a great macro shot.
The Road to Here

The Cunning Runt said...

Really nice, crisp macro there! :)

Carletta said...

What a unique center!
Judi is too funny.... :)

Jientje said...

Nice work!

Evelyn said...

This is really stunning. Great macro.

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