{floral friday}

{floral friday #50}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!
I found this beauty at the flower market about 2 weeks ago and I couldn’t walk past without getting a few stems. The buds reminded me of roses and the beautiful blooms of tulips. What a versatile flower! ;)

A few facts about the lisianthus:

  • The lisianthus is also often called Texas Bluebell, Prairie Gentian or Eustoma.
  • The botanical name Eustoma comes from the Greek eu, meaning “good,” and stoma, meaning “mouth,” referring to the beautiful petals and throat. {source}
  • Lisianthus are found in warm regions of the southern United States, Mexico, Caribbean and northern South America. {source}
  • The lisianthus has a long vase life. (I kept them for about two weeks)
  • Colors include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple.

I’m partying here! ♥

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14 Kommentare

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Freitag, der 23. März 2012 at 12:47

    Very fine pictures again, Vanessa!! Those close ups are very Beautiful!

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    I am LOVD
    Freitag, der 23. März 2012 at 13:31

    Texas Bluebell in Germany? What a great spark of back-home!

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    Freitag, der 23. März 2012 at 15:23

    absolutely gorgeous!

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    Freitag, der 23. März 2012 at 16:33

    How beautiful! Does it have a strong fragrance like a rose?

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    Freitag, der 23. März 2012 at 23:34

    They are so lovely!

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    Imelda @ Auxilio Ab Alto
    Samstag, der 24. März 2012 at 01:20

    Beautiful pictures. :-)

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    guild-rez - Canada
    Samstag, der 24. März 2012 at 10:57

    Great shots and information.
    Thanks Gisela.

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    Sonntag, der 25. März 2012 at 04:32

    I really enjoy these post I always learn something new:) Your a wonderful photographer!

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    Sonntag, der 25. März 2012 at 05:10

    what a beautiful flower! are they related to carnations by any chance? I have to wholeheartedly agree with Deana, you are a superb photographer.

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    Tina´s PicStory
    Sonntag, der 25. März 2012 at 19:01

    thanks for joining weekend flowers with this beautiful pics :)

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    Kelly@ Here Comes the Sun
    Montag, der 26. März 2012 at 05:50

    I love all your flower pictures. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday.

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    Mittwoch, der 28. März 2012 at 14:16

    Just stunning!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Kathryn Pepper
    Freitag, der 30. März 2012 at 02:47

    Beautiful pictures! (As usual). Thanks for linking up to the Cutesy Monday link party!


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    Samstag, der 31. März 2012 at 04:35

    What an interesting flower. At first I thought it was a rose, but it’s not. It’s beautiful!

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