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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dr. Seuss Flower

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Perhaps what we believe is "normal" is simply "common" instead.

-Patti Digh

11 comments:

Mommy, I'm Home said...

OMG! That is beautiful! I wonder if you can grown them in Colorado. Probably not...

Wendy said...

No, my sister took this picture when she was on vacation in Mexico. I'm guessing we can't grow it here in Colorado.

Sarah@Neoteric.Traditional said...

You might be able to... maybe in something you can bring inside during the winter, though I'm far from a gardening expert. It doesn't get quite as cold in the lower Appalachians but they do grow wild there. I delighted in that discovery when I was a kid. I thought they were so exotic and never expected to see something like that in the woods. Meanwhile, I saw Lady Slippers there all the time then discovered recently they are fairly rare.

Cindy said...

I know they grow easily in Austin (Texas) so I am guessing you can't grow them outdoors year round in Colorado. They are really pretty though :)

Passion Flowers if you didn't already know that.

Jenny said...

Cindy, thanks! I didn't know the name of that flower. I find that I take pictures of so many flowers but I don't know what they are called.

melissa said...

wow. what stunning beauty.

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

That is the grooviest flower EVER! Too cool!

Mandy said...

Yes, they're passion flower. Edible (I'm a botanist). Known as Ocoee in the Cherokee language (er, ethnobotanist). They should do all right for you. I'll pass along some seeds later in the year for you to try next spring if you put a reminder up.

Mandy said...

Oh, and mail me your address...

Wendy said...

Thanks so much Mandy (and Cindy for the identification as well)! Unfortunately, blogger doesn't give me your email, so if your offer is still good, please email me at mamagay74 at comcast dot net and we'll get in touch. I'm thinking that your seeds would make a great giveaway!

Jen said...

they are such beautiful flowers. My mom gave me a Passion Flower plant for my birthday 2 yrs ago (I live in Ontario, Canada). And it did just fine outside (although I don't have it anymore.. my kids got into my container garden and... yea). I've never seen any anywhere since those ones.