Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A Snake's Head Fritillary, or ...

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... chess flower, frog cup, guinea-hen flower, leper lily, Lazarus bell, checkered lily.
Monday I was at Van Dusen Gardens taking lots of pictures.
Sometimes I remember to take a picture of the labels but I had to look this one up at home.

10 comments :

s.c said...

Beautiful flower. I remember this flower from some still life paintings from the 17th century by Hans Bollongier or Boulenger from Haarlem. Flowers where his specialty.

Andy said...

Wayne I never knew you were into photographing flowers. This shot has convinced me that you should do it more often.

RedPat said...

Wow - it is incredible! Super shot.

Gunn said...

SUPERB!:)

Stephanie said...

Stunning! Love the Van Dusen Gardens. Never made it on the weekend. Too busy visiting my mother and friends.

TheChieftess said...

I've never seen a flower like this one before!!! Love the checkerboard effect!!! And love the background!!!

Wayne said...

Thanks for the comments.

I'll never be a gardener again but the camera has me looking much more closely at plants and flowers.

Bob Crowe said...

It looks like a Tiffany lamp. What's it got to do with leprosy?

Wayne said...

One word Bob, wikipedia. :-)

Bibi said...

Never saw a tulip like this before. It's beautiful.