Tuesday, 26 November 2013

NatureFootstep: Blo-Ma #73

Tuesday's theme at NatureFootstep is 'Blo-Ma' (Flower - Macro).

I photographed this odd plant at the National Botanical Gardens, Wales. I have no idea what it is, but I was fascinated by how the little buds were bursting through the thick fibrous white membrane.
Fibrous Buds 1


Fibrous Buds 2

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18 comments:

  1. So beautilful...and interesting flower!
    Have a nice day.
    /Lotta

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  2. Spännande och konstig är den. Ser ut som det skulle komma några gula, spetsiga kronblad också.

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    1. Tack Ulla. Ja, det är mycket märkligt och intressant

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  3. Vilken speciell blomma! Blir säkert riktigt vacker när den slagit ut sina kronblad.

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    1. Tack Anneli. Jag önskar att jag kunde få tillbaka för att se hur det såg ut med blommor alla öppna.

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  4. Two fabulous shots of that very interesting plant...

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  5. It looks vaguely familiar and is very beautifully shot. Is it natural to Wales or a desert plant? Second shot especially lovely.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) No, it's not indigenous to Wales. I photographed it in the Great Glasshouse, which contains plants from around the world.

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  6. Gorgeous shots! That's a very interesting looking flower.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! My first impression were a bunch of grapes wrapped in something:)

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  8. nice! They have a fine home page but I could not find any plant list. It would have been nice to see it in full bloom.

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    1. Thanks NF :-)) I also checked the NBG home-page but could find no name for it. I go there at least once a year, so hopefully next time I will catch it when it is in full bloom.

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  9. I thought these were made from fabrics at first-that white looks like fluffy cotton-very cool

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    1. They are odd, aren't they Kathy? :-))

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