{floral friday}

{floral friday #49}

Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!
I am late publishing today's post (it'll be Saturday over here in just 2 minutes . .), so I better go ahead and post this beauty. :)

The flower I'm sharing with you today was a gift from my mom, which she bought for me when we took a trip to IKEA last week. I love it! To me the clivia miniata looks like a mixture between an amaryllis and lilies. So pretty!

A few facts about clivia miniata:

  • Clivia miniata grow naturally only in Africa but are cultivated all over the world.
  • Some common names for Clivias include Kaffir Lilies, Bush Lily, St John's Lily and Fire Lily. {source}
  • These plants were named after the Duchess of Northumberland (Lady Charlotte Clive) who first cultivated and flowered the foremost specimen in England. {source}
  • In Africa, clivia miniata is valued for medicinal properties including muscle and uterine stimulation and pain relief. An infusion of Clivia miniata leaves is used to induce labor and speed contractions. Ingesting too much can overstimulate uterine contractions and cause complications. {source}

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14 Kommentare

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    Robin @ Bird On A Cake
    Samstag, der 17. Mrz 2012 at 01:07

    Gorgeous!

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    Nana Diana
    Samstag, der 17. Mrz 2012 at 14:08

    Gorgeous flower!Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you-xo Diana

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    Lisa
    Samstag, der 17. Mrz 2012 at 20:19

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Lovely flowers, thanks for sharing these!
    Have a great weekend! xo-Lisa

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    Rogene
    Sonntag, der 18. Mrz 2012 at 00:20

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I love your „floral Fridays.“ The photos are lovely and I enjoy reading about the plants.

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    Shirley
    Sonntag, der 18. Mrz 2012 at 03:00

    Oh what a beautiful flower. Thanks for posting.

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    Lauren
    Sonntag, der 18. Mrz 2012 at 08:03

    Gorgeous flowers and great pictures! Would love it if you would come over and share it at my Link Party as well!

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sonntag, der 18. Mrz 2012 at 11:59

    Lovely Clivia. Should bring one in my home again. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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    amy
    Sonntag, der 18. Mrz 2012 at 17:18

    wunderschöne fotos meine kleine!!! tolle perspektive gewählt!!!
    kuss mama

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    Linda
    Dienstag, der 20. Mrz 2012 at 05:21

    I like looking at the flowers. I like taking pictures also. Best wishes, Linda

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    Lauren
    Dienstag, der 20. Mrz 2012 at 21:49

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing on Funday Sunday!

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    Jill
    Mittwoch, der 21. Mrz 2012 at 02:04

    Stunning Vanessa! Such gorgeous pictures!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Christine
    Mittwoch, der 21. Mrz 2012 at 23:39

    I’ve never seen these before… They are GORGEOUS!!

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Donnerstag, der 22. Mrz 2012 at 03:55

    Such a beautiful flower, and I have had a few. Love the color, I also so love learning the „history“ of the plants. thanks for these informative post. You sure take great pictures. What camera/lens do you use? Thanks so much for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

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    Diane
    Sonntag, der 25. Mrz 2012 at 05:03

    yes, it reminds me of an amaryllis too. it’s absolutely gorgous! Looks like you have it in soil, so hopefully the bulb will last. I have 3 or 4 amaryllis in the back and they sprout every year, but don’t bloom every year. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for pretty blooms this season. Thanks for the beautiful floral Friday :) btw, LOVED that swanky cool hotel website. If the actual hotel was anything like the website it must have been incredible. xo, diane

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