Friday, September 23, 2016

TODAY'S FLOWERS #424 - September 23rd, 2016

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This is called Sea Holly.   There are various kinds by this name.  The closest I came to identifying it was Eryngium planum 'Blue Glitter'.  You can see for yourself and click here to look at them.  I would be interested to see if you agree or if you have a different opinion, as I am always striving to get a correct ID.  Scroll down to look at the others.





I enjoyed the pretty pink Hibiscus.




The berry looking plant above is called Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana.


Another pretty hibiscus which is called Swamp Hibiscus, White Rose Mallow, Texas Star or just White Hibiscus. Its scientific name is Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba'.

Sedum (Autumn Joy)

Today's Flowers was originally created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 



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36 comments:

  1. I don't think I have ever seen this Sea Holly. So does it only grow by beaches? I bet the birds and animals leave it alone. The big pink hibiscus are so gorgeous! There are one here as big as your head. The pokeweed is a strange and wrinkly berry for sure.

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  2. Woo Hoo. I grow two of those plants here. And love them. The hibiscus I can only admire from afar. And I do.

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  3. I love pink hobiscus it is very popular in europe

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  4. I do love all of your flower photos, Denise. They are all so lovely.

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  5. Dear Denise,

    such a beautiful selection of flowers again.
    These Pokeweeds and Sea Hollys look that much interesting - I am super I have never seen them befor.
    So thank you so much for sharing them.

    Best wishes to you - Julia

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  6. They are all so pretty! I saw a lot of the sea holly in the UK. Beautiful! You berry shot is fantastic! My favourite is the white hibiscus! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  7. Beautiful photos! My favorite is the hibiscus. The sedum I have too in my garden, a real joy for insects... and my joy, of course, too.
    Have a nice weekend

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  8. Hi Denise,
    wonderful photos of the different flowers. The blossom of the Hibiscus are stunning !
    Best, Synnöve

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  9. How gorgeous, Denise! I especially love the Hibiscus!

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  10. Belas flores e plantas, estão muito bem fotografadas.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
    Andarilhar

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  11. My favorites are both the hibiscus; the pink AND the white.

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  12. All so pretty and beautifully photographed, Denise but my favourite has to be the unusual blue glitter!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  13. Hello Denise, lovely images and flowers. The hibiscus is one of my favorites. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

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  14. we have something similar to the first one. i think it is called blue mistflower here.

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  15. Love the Hibiscus! I found that Tennessee Warblers just love the Pokeweed in the fall. They get all stained with the juice.

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  16. My but that Sea Holly is beautiful!!!

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  17. Beautiful pink and white hibiscus! The pink hibiscus flowers in my garden are miniature ones. Thank you for hosting. Have a beautiful day!

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  18. Birds love pokeweed. Its a big pest in my book as I have hundreds of them growing in my yard. People used to eat their leaves and call it pokeweed salat.

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  19. Love the direction you have been going for the past few weeks with posting more wildflowers -but that's because where I'm at, personally:) The sea holly looks so much like a thistle - but pretty. The various hibiscus are beautiful - never have seen the pink one. Have a great weekend, Denise!

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  20. Hi Denise, The Sea Holly is very unusual but the favourite is the Hibiscus, both the pink and white are superb. Regards John

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  21. When I was a kid we were fascinated by the pokeberry's ink. The plant is toxic to humans though.

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  22. Denise, your flower photography is becoming more lovely all the time. Beautiful collection this week.

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  23. I love Hibiscus flowers - and Hibiscus Tea! It's great to see them growing outside - here they are house plants. Thanks again for hosting and sharing.

    Happy weekend Denise,
    Ruby

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  24. Oh Denise the pink Hibiscus - it's wonderful.

    All the best Jan

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  25. I also grow Autumn Joy - it gets a bright red when the temps cool. I just read that Hibiscus tea is sometimes used for high blood pressure. (I'm interested in medicinal uses of plants.) I like the purple stems of the Sea Holly.

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  26. I like hibiscus flowers too. I do like the glisten in the name of your first flower.

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  27. Lovely collection -- don't think I've ever seen the sea holly, but it is certainly an interesting plant. Love your portraits of all the other, more familiar, flowers. Won't see hibiscus until we go back to Florida!

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  28. Sweet shots. The hibiscus is lovely.

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  29. Dearest Denise; The Sea Holly really look cute,I love the purple color♪ How BEAUTIFUL Sedum (Autumn Joy) is in your picture, and LOVE the little bee on it♡♡♡ GREAT flower photographs with WONDERFUL captures, Dear friend.
    Thank you very much for hosting.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  30. Wonderful flower photos, Denise. I especially like the sea holly, it has such striking flower forms and subtle colour.
    Many thanks for joining the Floral Friday Fotos meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

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