Thursday, May 28, 2015

Prairie Smoke

 Prairie Smoke seed heads (in front of a fence that you cannot see in this photo)

This is not a common wild flower in south-central Ontario, but grows beautifully on the Carden Plain northeast of where I live.

Prairie Smoke flowers

You can sorta see the fence in the background.

 Prairie Smoke 

On the Carden Plain, most of the Prairie Smoke grows within the confines of pasture fences, but a few wayward plants grow on the outside.

Inside one of the fences

The seed heads look a bit like pink smoke in the distance.

I am linking to Good Fences HERE

55 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Never seen Prairie Smoke before. It is a gorgeous wildflower. Great photos!

Sandi said...

Beautiful!

Andy said...

It's a new one for me. It's also a beaut.

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, the Prairie Smoke looks beautiful. I love the pretty color. The first shot is lovely. Have a happy day!

Cranberry Morning said...

I've never seen that plant before. What a perfect name for it! It's so pretty.

The Furry Gnome said...

Didn't know you'd find fields of that near Carden. Beautiful!

Montanagirl said...

I have never seen this flower before...very pretty! That first photo is a real winner!!

Barbara Wójcik said...

It's so pretty.

Jacquelineand.... said...

This is a new one for me, very pretty... and made even more so by your skills!

Sandra said...

the last photo shows why they call it prarie smoke, this is one beautiful plant, i love the first shot of it. i want one

Gill - That British Woman said...

never seen it before either. I wonder is it a protected flower like the trillium?

TexWisGirl said...

wow! really neat plant! thanks, tina!

Kathy said...

It's so wispy and beautiful! Wish I could run across this in my travels down the road.

Jenny said...

Always nice to see a wild flower flourishing. Unusual plant, too.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I don't know this plant, but it is beautiful.

Debbie said...

WoW-zers, they are really beautiful...i don't think i have ever seen anything like this!!!!

carolann said...

That photo #1 has got me in awe.

I also like the rest of your takes.

Excellent!

Susan said...

Never have seen that before. Beautiful!!!!!

Mary Hone said...

Those are great. What an interesting flower they are.

VP said...

Wonderful! I have never seen anything like this!

José Mendonça said...

This is wonderful! Love the close-up shots.

LV said...

So glad you shared this as I never heard of it. Being an Canada plant, I would not. I visited your part of the world once and loved it.

Linda W. said...

Wonderful photos, especially your first one!

William Kendall said...

I've seen them here and there, but I didn't know the name.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is a first for me. Never seen that flower before. I like the name they gave it.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, a first for me, too!! And what beauty!! Terrific captures for the day as always, Tina!! There is a lot of beauty in your world! Thanks for sharing it!! Hope your week is going well!

Revrunner said...

Love all the lines in that first photo.

Revrunner said...

Love all the lines in that first photo.

Cloudia said...

Sweet. Well shown.






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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the 'smoke' (maybe the only time I would ever say that sentence.) Beautiful wildflower and I do see the fence.

Fotolosopher said...

These are new to me. So beautiful. And I love the name - it's perfect!

Marie C said...

Oh what lovely flowers! And I love the rusty fence in the background of the one shot. Beautiful!

RedPat said...

I've never seen this before, EG!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful!

Gemma Wiseman said...

An extraordinarily beautiful widlflower. It looks like a fairy's web in the first photo.

Felicia said...

beautiful images.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Love that first picture, very beautiful...

A Quiet Corner said...

Love that first shot!!! A beautiful flower......:)JP

"E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

so cool!! what a neat bloom. ( :

Magia da Inês said...


Não conheço essa planta, mas a primeira foto é mágica!...
Incrivelmente bela!

Muita paz e muitas alegrias!
Beijinhos.
❤ه° ·.

Lois said...

This flower is new to me! I love it.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Very new plant/flower to me, Tina.
Love that first photo - so dreamy...
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Stephanie said...

I don't believe I have seen this flower before. It is very pretty. Love the images you posted today with that lovely rusty fence in the background.

Randy said...

That first shot is amazing.

visualnorway said...

The name seems very appropriate. I have seen something very like it around here, but I'm not enough of a botanist to tell if it is the same. and we have no prairies :-)

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

So beautiful flowers! Love them :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the seed heads, they're very pretty.

Alexander said...

What is interesting flower! Very nice photos and thanks for sharing this information about the flower.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

see you there! said...

What a beautiful plant, easy to see where it got the name.

Darla

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely wildflower, and a new one to me.
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Ida said...

I've never heard of Prairie Smoke before but I think it's quite lovely. I enjoyed your photos of it and the fence very much.

Rose said...

So beautiful! And love the name. It would make a good title for a book or painting. But to really think about it, it would probably spark fear if prairie smoke was seen in earlier times.

Pauline W said...

Very pretty flower with a lovely name. It is sort of wispy and smokey as the name suggests.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What an interesting flower. Never heard of prairie smoke, but from your first close-up image I can really see why it's called that.

Silver Parrot said...

What a beautiful and interesting plant. I love that first photo - you can definitely get the "smoke" feel from it.

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