Monday, April 9, 2012

Flower for the Day 4-9-12 Correction



Greetings: My niece has corrected me.This is indeed a bluebell but instead of the Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica) which has flat ends on the tepals,it is the  English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) of ancient folkloric fame
which has strongly re-curved tips at the tepals.

                                  The Bluebell
               The bluebell is the sweetest flower
                 That waves in summer air;
               Its blossoms have the mightiest power
                 To soothe my spirits care.
                                          Emily Bronte


 

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