Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Botany

I messed around with the macro on my camera on a trail in Pacific Spirit Park. I haven't got a clue what this is, for all I know it's a weed.

9 comments :

Kim said...

No sir, Mr. Wayne. What you've captured so beautifully is a genuine Bleeding Heart, a heart-shaped wild flower that lifts its skirts to dance up and down the northern west coast, usually about a month earlier than it is appearing this year. I have a few volunteers, along with a few Columbines that like a certain shady part of the garden. I think my friends brought the seeds home from a hike and planted them here.
-Kim

Lois said...

It's lovely!

Wayne said...

I figured someone would know what it is. But at 2:30 a.m. Kim?

Virginia said...

Bleeding Heart. How perfect! :) I'm impressed with your new found macro skills W. Nice depth of field you got there. What are you doing up so early yourself??
V

Wibbo said...

Lovely photo! It's a cultivated garden plant in the UK rather than a wild flower - Latin name Dicentra spectabilis - and is supposed to have originated in China. As well as Bleeding Heart, it's also called Dutchman's Britches or Dutchman's Trousers and you can buy a pure white variety.

Jackie said...

That is a great shot!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Not your usual weed, that's for sure.

Very pretty and some nice macro skills there too!

Ken Mac said...

droopy drawers

Babzy said...

Nice "coeur de Marie "that's the french name !