Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kneesandpaws Got It Right

I didn't really know what it was, it was just pretty and delicate. My friend over at Kneesandpaws got it right when she said "Passion Flower" I looked it up and there are many varietys of this flower




11 comments:

  1. Reminds me of a Columbine!

    Pearl

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  2. I love the Passion flower. I havent seen this design of it. It is lovely! It appears to have small flutes coming out. Is this in a garden near your home?
    Blessings

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  3. I like the name Odie, very pretty

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  4. Yay! I wasn't sure because the purple center looks like it could be some type of thistle. Thanks for sharing the answer. And what a cool idea for a blog post. Thanks Odie. I might have to copy your idea and put a mystery picture up for people to guess. I love the variety of flora that we have in our region.

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  5. That is lovely! I was wondering what it was when I saw it yesterday but forgot to drop in and ask. I'm a bit scatter-brained lately. There are so many different kinds of beautiful wildflowers growing in our area. I am truly amazed by all of them. Don't get me wrong, we had a lot of them in Mi too, but not such a large and diverse group of them. It's hard for me to drive around here because I want to stop and look at all the flowers! LOL

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  6. hi Odie:)

    beautiful flower! i'm not very good with the names of flowers. like kneesandpaws mentioned, the purple/lavender flowers in the area i live in are generally weeds.

    also need to check your recipe box here and see if you have recipe for meatloaf.

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  7. Beautiful! I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

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  8. It certainly looks passionate, doesn't it? Bursting with enthusiasm for life. i love it! So beautiful.

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  9. Oh I love the passion flower! lovely! Happy Friday,Happy Good Friday, Happy Earth Day, Happy Jelly Bean Day ( yes it's actually jelly bean day)Hugs from Katherine. P.S have you entered my giveaway?

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  10. It would have been my guess, too. We found some Passion Flowers in our yard last year,looks a bit different from yours. It considered to be weeds here that local people call May Pops. It grows a fruit which is edible, but ours didn't reach that status.
    I found this online about the flower's discovery.
    "Passionflower was described by Jesuit botanist Jose de Acosta in his “Natural History of the Indies,” published in 1590. He detailed the Christian symbolism of these blossoms with their Lenten-purple coloring. He showed how each part corresponded to elements of the Crucifixion. It would become “granadilla” or “la flor de las cinco llagas,” the flower of the five wounds. According to de Acosta, “The flowers of granadilla hath in it the marks of the Passion, therein they note the nails, the pillar, the whips, and crowne of thorns and woundes.”

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