Wednesday, June 23, 2010

(Day 174) Southern Plants

I'm still fascinated by the different plants that grow au naturel here in the south. I found a couple more here today - the one looks like a type of cedar but has flowers in it that look like sea shells! The second was composed primarily of very brilliant red leaves (no flowers that I could find). I'm sure someone out there in blogland will know what these are - if so, please educate me.

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18 comments:

darlin said...

I'm now curious as well what these are, they're beautiful! Awesome photos once again Rick!

Riet said...

Mooie foto's, aparte planten Rick. Ik ken ze niet.

Krista said...

I am terrible at plant identification but these are both interesting and beautiful. Great captures!

Haddock said...

The white inbetween the green looks lovely.

chasity said...

the reds are so rich in that 2nd photo.
very lovely.

M. Hassan said...

Hey, I have that conifer in my backyard and they have those little things on them too, but I couldn't capture them well this morning.

You did a great job, they look from this point of view like little lumpy stars.

CarreraCaballo said...

Oh cedar trees :-)

The second photo is very interesting - If you look at it from a distance it looks more like a close-up of a piece of cloth!

Greetz,

Joseph

Rick said...

@darlin - I was hoping you might know :-) I'll have to wait a little longer or try to find out via google. Have a great Friday.

Rick said...

@Riet - die zullen ze ook wel niet in Nederland hebben. Ik vond ze zo mooi maar ik weet nog niet wat ze genoemd zijn. Fijn weekend Riet!

Rick said...

@Krista - thanks Krista; thought you'd come through for me with the names ;-) I guess the names don't really matter - they're still lovely plants. TGIF tomorrow!

Rick said...

@Haddock - thank you for visiting and commenting. Look forward to a return visit.

Rick said...

@chasity - yes, that's what really caught my attention. Thanks for stopping by.

Katherine said...

Nice Rick... I think the first one is some kind of a pine tree or shrub. The other I think is a broad leafed cordaline.. Lovely photos

Rick said...

@M. Hassan - thank you M; you're right - they do look like little stars. I've done some searching but haven't discovered the name yet - possibly some kind of juniper.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - yes, cedars of Lebanon Joseph! Those red leaves do look a little unreal with that intense colour. Have a great weekend.

Jeanne Klaver said...

I don't remember the name of the plant in the first photo, but we had them growing around our home when I was young. I remember picking off the bagworms. Great photos, Rick.

Rick said...

@Katherine - I think you nailed that 2nd one Katherine - thank you! Have a great weekend.

Rick said...

@Jeanne Klaver - I had to look up bagworms and learned something else today - thanks Jeanne!