Sunday, September 12, 2010

Variegated Physotegia/ Today's Flowers

Variegated obedient plant or false dragonhead (Physotegia virginiana variegata)

This is another plant I love because it blooms in September. This particular variety has  variegated leaves that looks beautiful as soon as the first leaves appear in June.

Closeup of Physogegia

The reason Physotegia is commonly known as OBEDIENT plant is because you can bend the individual flowers left or right.

Hummingbirds love this plant too!



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25 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

These are beautiful, and I have them. OK, had them and didn't know their names. Excellent shots!

Carver said...

What a beautiful flower and I love the way you caught a hummingbird feeding on it.

Small City Scenes said...

All excellent shots, EG. I heard of another name for the plant---Florist Favorite--of course because it is Obedient. LOL
Perfect Hummingbird shot. MB

Carletta said...

Love the second shot with the beautiful green bokeh!
Great catch on the hummingbird feeding.

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Kaori said...

I love todays flower! And a wonderful capture of the little visitor :D

Maria said...

Lovely pictures! And how well you captured the little hummingbird!
Have a nice week ahead!

Lui said...

An obedient plant? Haha! That was a funny name! And it looks as beautiful as the bird that feeds on it!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Nice photos. However it wasn't so 'obedient' when it started running all over the garden.

Paulie said...

Gorgeous. Always a flower lesson to be learned from you! The hummingbird was a nice surprise at the end. . . just when I thought your post couldn't be more perfect, you added "frosting to the cake."

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

my favorite color as always...lovely flower...

NatureFootstep said...

is this colors forereal? It looks like you done something in a PS program :)

Meri said...

I love that hummingbirds love it.

EG Wow said...

Nature Footstep,
The first two photos are the real colour of the blossoms in sunlight. These are the variegated variety. The bottom photo was taken in low light.

Melissa B. said...

Love these! We still have hummers here. I'm hoping they don't migrate south too soon...

eden said...

Love all your photos especially with the hummingbird. Great shots.

SandyCarlson said...

I have never heard of obedient flowers before. You're educating me! This one is a beauty.

Jama said...

They are so beautiful, love them all.

George said...

This is a beautiful plant. The fact that it blooms in September is a very nice bonus.

michael said...

The blooms are lovely. It is nice to have blooms in September. I like how the little buds show the yellow varigation.

Paz said...

I love the color. The hummingbird looks perfect next to it, too!

Paz

Lindy MacDuff said...

These are absolutely lovely images! Wonderful capture of the hummingbird, too. =)

Maria Berg said...

Hummingbirds I wisch we had them in Sweden too! MB

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful shots! Especially love the lighting effect in the second photo! And adore the whirr of the hummingbird's wings in the last photo!

see you there! said...

An obedient flower? That's amazing. Great hummingbird shot.

Darla

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

the last one is simply marvelous
congrats
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