Plant a Day

Hopefully
milos-garden:

Saw tons of large thimbleberry bushes while hiking. Rubus parviflorus produce edible berries that look and taste somewhat similar to raspberries.

milos-garden:

Saw tons of large thimbleberry bushes while hiking.

Rubus parviflorus produce edible berries that look and taste somewhat similar to raspberries.

(via fluffyplant)

cactusmandan:

I found these two flower buds nestled away in the straw-like spines of my big Leuchtenbergia principis. This should be quite an exciting flower, since you don’t really see this plant in flower in collections in the UK. The plants need to be quite large and well fed before they will flower. I eagerly await its opening! 

cactusmandan:

I found these two flower buds nestled away in the straw-like spines of my big Leuchtenbergia principis. This should be quite an exciting flower, since you don’t really see this plant in flower in collections in the UK. The plants need to be quite large and well fed before they will flower. I eagerly await its opening! 

(via brilliantbotany)

malformalady:

Phen Kamal is a very curious looking woolly haired high altitude plant which looks like a hairy, woolly mound. When it flowers, the purple flower-heads in a domed cluster, appear exposed above the wool. Phen Kamal is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Sikkim, at altitudes of 3800-5600 m. Flowering: July-October. Phen Kamal is a well known medicinal plant of Kashmir. Whole plant is used in treating boils.
Photo credit: Lopamudra!

malformalady:

Phen Kamal is a very curious looking woolly haired high altitude plant which looks like a hairy, woolly mound. When it flowers, the purple flower-heads in a domed cluster, appear exposed above the wool. Phen Kamal is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Sikkim, at altitudes of 3800-5600 m. Flowering: July-October. Phen Kamal is a well known medicinal plant of Kashmir. Whole plant is used in treating boils.

Photo credit: Lopamudra!

(via thehopefulbotanymajor)

forsythiahill:

My sheer pink Naked Ladies are blooming! Amaryllis belladonna is a very interesting plant. It fooled two people that I gave bulbs to last year. They both thought the plant was dead because what happens in the Spring is the wide strappy foilage appears and then disappears, then a few months later, SURPRISE, here comes the bloom!

It’s a fun plant to have. It’s also called referred to as Magic Lily, the Resurrection Lily, and Surprise Lily.

ecobota:

bartramsinbloom:

Eutrochium purpureum
Joe Pye Weed
August 3, 2014

Growing along the rock wall below the upper flower garden

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

orchid-a-day:

Dracula sodiroi
Syn.: Masdevallia sodiroi
August 4, 2014

orchid-a-day:

Dracula sodiroi

Syn.: Masdevallia sodiroi

August 4, 2014

libutron:

Snail vine - Cochliasanthus caracalla
Cochliasanthus caracalla (Fabaceae) is a neotropical, perennial vine with fragrant flowers said to be reminiscent of hyacinths, and a distinctive curled shape, giving rise to its common names. It is the only member of the genus Cochliasanthus and was formerly considered to belong to the genus Vigna.
In wild this species can be found in Guatemala, Panama, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Other common names: Corkscrew flower, Corkscrew vine, Snailflower. Syn. Vigna caracalla.
Reference: [1] 
Photo credit: ©Kuinamor | Locality: cultivated (Cormontreuil, Champagne-Ardenne, France - 2008)

libutron:

Snail vine - Cochliasanthus caracalla

Cochliasanthus caracalla (Fabaceae) is a neotropical, perennial vine with fragrant flowers said to be reminiscent of hyacinths, and a distinctive curled shape, giving rise to its common names. It is the only member of the genus Cochliasanthus and was formerly considered to belong to the genus Vigna.

In wild this species can be found in Guatemala, Panama, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Other common names: Corkscrew flower, Corkscrew vine, Snailflower. Syn. Vigna caracalla.

Reference: [1

Photo credit: ©Kuinamor | Locality: cultivated (Cormontreuil, Champagne-Ardenne, France - 2008)