15 April 2008

WW - Toadflax

The tiny flower of Cymbalaria muralis, the ivy leaved toadflax. The flower is about 6mm (less than 1/4 inch). This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

75 comments:

shoshana said...

That is a very good picture...did you need a special lense to get that picture?

Anonymous said...

First time I'm seeing the Cymbalaria muralis. Thanks for sharing Jams! :)

Indrani said...

6mm flower?!
Capturing this in ur lens must have been a real challenge.
Great shot!

Liz said...

WOW!!

Roger B. said...

What a strange shape the flowers of ivy-leaved toadflax. From some angles they look like the heads of cartoon rabbits!

What's up, Doc?

ettey said...

lovely shot! that little flower really stands out :D

jams o donnell said...

Haha Roger. I never thought of that. THanks everyone. I used a macro lens for this shot. Even then I had to crop and resize the image slightly.

SandyCarlson said...

It seems to be looking right at us! What a beautiful flower. Is it related to the begonia?

Sue said...

Pretty flower! Happy WW :)

Nunyaa said...

What a beautiful flower Jams.

val said...

happy WW!! ;) Nice shot.. (and beautiful subject too!! )

shubd07 said...

Hi Jams

I too was wondering like Sandy if it is related to the begonia ..the leaves seem so similar.

Great shot !

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. I don;t think it's a relative of the begonia. I could be wrong though

ellen b said...

Ha! I saw a cartoon face in it too. Beautiful tiny flower!

Pillow said...

nice shot! very unique! ;)

Happy WW

Green Eyed Girl said...

That is so pretty! Love the colour too.

aubrey said...

that is beautiful. i love how it is practically glowing! happy ww!

Lyn said...

wow what a great shot!

Lyn said...

wow what a great shot!

Neen said...

Very nice shot, I have never seen one of these before.

ValleyGirl said...

That's one tiny flower! Very pretty.

The Lone Beader said...

It is that tiny?? Wow!

Jenn in Holland said...

Once again, a lovely image Jams. Always love coming by!

the teach said...

So beautiful, jams, and the leaves are very unusual!

Pretty Life Online said...

great shot! Happy WW! mine’s up too hope you can drop by...

Chris said...

Beautiful colour!

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

I love the lavender shades. It's wonderful!
Happy WW!

david mcmahon said...

Looks like an Impressionist painting. Well done, mate.

Beaman said...

I'm certainly learning about flowers by visiting your site. Good shot.

CherryPie said...

Very pretty, spring is coming despite the weather ;-)

Lucy said...

beautifully sensual

Bernie said...

Lovely 'little' plant it is too... Great colours as well!

Thanks for stopping by burntofferings and more at bernies fotoblog.

Have a great WW!!

WendyWings said...

The best things come in small packages, my favourite colour too :)
Happy WW

Eve said...

It may be small, but it's lovely. I really like the lavendar and yellow together.

Thanks for stopping by to visit me.

zamejias said...

That's a good shot of something so tiny - 1/4 of an inch!

Verb

Makimeji

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

wow - how beautiful!

Natalie said...

Neat little flower!

Janet said...

Very nice! As usual I want to know the technical details. I just sprung for a new set of extension tubes so I can do macros.

Lori said...

It looks like a diamond in the rough...with 2 eyes that look like eggs...lol. Great shot. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

maiylah said...

such an interesting name! wonderful macro shot! :)

Nap Warden said...

Beautiful pic!

Hazel Nut said...

I didn't see the face of a cartoon rabbit but I did think I saw Elsie the Cow. However, it is so wee and precious, so vivid and fragile. Lovely.

marcia said...

sweet pretty color and shape

Pamela Kramer said...

This is such a great shot! I love the colors. Thanks for stopping by to see my book worms. I wish I had more time to read myself. Happy WW!

Gabriel said...

That's an absolutely fantastic picture. It must have been difficult to take!

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Gabriel said...

That's an absolutely fantastic picture. It must have been difficult to take!

Here is my post for today, and here is my "Where were you" game. Do you want to play?

Amazing Gracie said...

Such a pretty little flower should have a nicer name than "toadflax..."
Sounds like a toad with dandruff or something!
~~~Blessings~~~

Mar said...

Beautiful flower and impressive shot.
Happy WW :)

catsynth said...

Amazing, how something so small can have such detail.
Happy WW :)

Leonard said...

very beautiful flower, the leaves are equally impressive too!

Happy WW!

Vixen said...

Amazing shot of an amazingly tiny little flower. Good job Jams.

Anonymous said...

That's a tiny flower! I love the colors and textures.

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful flower.

The Right Blue said...

Toadflax? Such an inelegant name for such a pretty flower! Happy WW.

Bobbie

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

mharia said...

wow ... that's beautiful! great shot!

Amor said...

Beautiful flower,never seen such one yet.What's the name of it?

distorted building

Hapy WW!

Anonymous said...

so delicate! it looks like a purple dog's head.

very nice! happy ww.

baby~amore' said...

Always beautiful shots Jam

Beautiful flower
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Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And so tiny.

Thanks for the visit and the wonderful comment...you made my day!

Starrlight said...

That is so pretty! And itty bitty. The leaves almost look like those of a succulent.

WillThink4Wine said...

Lovely, Jams. Where do you find this stuff? I also just read your post on ancient trees, very interesting!

poor man's nicole richie said...

i'm just thinking, was it named after a toad? because their shape is similar.
if it is, then i would not have problems kissing toads.
c",) Morning Sniffles

baby advice said...

SOOO beautiful!

Utah Mommy said...

Wow! Amazing shot! Pretty flower you have here. Have a blessed WW!
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Raven said...

What a beautiful flower! Must have taken some doing to get such a clear shot of something so small and delicate. Just lovely.

Jenty said...

Wow, that's tiny!! Great capture!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

jientje said...

Such a fragile cute little flower!
Thank you, Jams!

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Pretty flower. Ugly name.

jams o donnell said...

I'm not sure why it was called toadflax. There probably was a reason

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm sorry for my late visit. That's a lovely flower. I like the color. I think it has an interesting name.

Melanie said...

Always gorgeous- how do you do it?
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Joshua said...

Wow! I always get to learn something new from you every time I visit your entry Jams. Thanks a lot!

Sophie said...

Very beautiful indeed! :-)