07 April 2009

WW - Geranium versicolor

Another view of one of my favourite plants from our garden. I can't wait for it to be in bloom again. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Wordless Wednesday.

Addendum: This is a species geranium (as opposed to a zonal pelargonium which are commonly and erroneously called geraniums). The common name for G. versicolor is the pencilled Cranesbill. It is native to southern Europe

49 comments:

Dora said...

Hey! Have not seen such a flower before. ;)

Napaboaniya said...

The purple linings on this flower makes it real pretty :)

Liz said...

Stunning

Sarge Charlie said...

only in nature, man cannot do that

betmo said...

wow- we get red or pink here in the states :) that is truly a beautiful flower.

Maddy said...

Now that is delightful. The Jasmine is in full swing here. [someone is complaining of the 'stink!] Thanks for your comment on my give away post. At the end of the month I'll go back to all the comments, line them up and then stick a pin in the screen to pick the winner :)
Cheers

Yen said...

WOW! This one is truly beautiful and quite unique! Lovely shot:)

EastCoastLife said...

Love the 'veins' on the petals! It's going to be a rare find in Singapore.

Hope your leg is recovering well!

Mojo said...

That's just gobsmacking gorgeous. never seen anything like it!

Tink *~*~* said...

JAMS! How are things? That's an exotic-looking bloom you've got there. I don't think I've ever seen one of those before. Hope all is well.

Tink *~*~*
Feeding the birds can be hazardous to your vacation

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Claudia said...

I never cease to feel wonder...for a star in the sky, and a flower in a garden. Thanks Jams for showing us beauty.

PixieKatten said...

Lovely shot and amazing flower! Love the purple 'veins'! :)

Carver said...

I love geraniums but I've never seen one quite like that. Gorgeous.

maria said...

First time I've seen this kind of flower. I can imagine how beautiful your garden is with this beauty.

Happy WW.

Liza said...

It's stunning! Happy WW!

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jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

CherryPie said...

I can see why you like it so much, it is a beautiful photo.

Kay Dennison said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!

Joanne MV said...

Love the flower and the color! It's unique :) My grandma will love having this in her own garden. Happy WW!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Wow, jams that is one cool flower. I hadn't seen that before, now I want one.

SandyCarlson said...

I would love to see one of those in person. They are very lovely.

Lori said...

Isnt that beautiful? Id love to have those in my garden! Happy WW:)

Gabriel said...

What a beautiful flower, Jams!!! Absolutely stunning

Sara Bonds said...

That is beautiful. It almost looks hand painted.

Happy WW! Mine is at : http://ordinaryandawesome.blogspot.com/search/label/WW

The Right Blue said...

Wow, that is breathtaking. I don't think I've ever seen this flower before. I wonder if I could get it to grow here in Hawaii.

catsynth said...

Very beautiful. I like the geometry and the lines of this flower.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect shot... my favorite color..Happy WW!

luna miranda said...

what an interesting flower! i've never seen something like this before.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

A.M.I.N.A said...

First time for me to see this kind of flower.It is such a beauty!May I know its name? Happy WW!

lareine said...

a wonderful macro shot! love the purple "veined" petals... i hope they would grace again your garden this summer :)...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Such a pretty flower and a great closeup!

James Higham said...

Aw, that's nice.

julie said...

Lovely flower! :)

shopannies said...

very pretty

Indrani said...

A rare flower!
Exotic!

Beth F said...

OMG! Awesome shot. Fantastic.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Wow, what an amazingly beautiful flower and an amazing photo of it!

The Lone Beader said...

This is really pretty, Jams! :D

lisaschaos said...

So beautiful! I love flowers that show their veins!

Alvis said...

The colors in this photo are really nice and deep. Love the purple 'veins' on the petals of the flower.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Very interesting how the veins are outlined. A good example of the vascular system of plants, and it's really pretty.

TorAa said...

Excellent and beautiful.
Needs several minutes and years to study the details here, I mean to understand....

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

Pamela Kramer said...

That's beautiful! I've never seen anything like it. Thank you for sharing. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by. It's been a while I know.

Anonymous said...

Looks like butterfly wings. Beautiful.

sally in norfolk said...

AS you know I love these photos.... :-)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Sally. There will be more of them this year!