{floral friday}

{floral friday #30}

{floral friday #30}
Welcome to this week's {floral friday}! Can you believe it's already the 30th floral friday? Time sure flies by when you're blogging! I can't believe my little blog is only 16 GFC followers away from 1,000!! I have something fun planned for ya'll once we hit that number! So, be sure to check back! ;)
What do you have planned for the weekend? The weather over here is supposed to get back up to the high 70's after about a week of rain and fall-like weather, so I hope the hubby and I get to spend some time in the sun..
The flower I'm sharing with you today is the Gloriosa or flame lily. A beauty, isn't she?
{floral friday #30}
A few facts about the Gloriosa lily:
  • The Gloriosa lily is native to the tropical regions of Africa and Asia.
  • Blooming in mid-summer, these strange and exotic looking lily-like flowers are 4-5 inches across with wavy-edged petals that are reflexed back as if blown by a strong wind. (source)
  • Be careful: Parts of the Gloriosa contain Colchicine (a toxic natural alkaloid) and are dangerous to people and animals if ingested. One-tenth of an ounce of the toxin from the root can be fatal to an adult. (source)

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6 Comments

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    Karin M.
    Friday September 2nd, 2011 at 09:37 AM

    Fantastic shots … super …
    LG: Karin

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    Carrie P.
    Friday September 2nd, 2011 at 01:39 PM

    Stunning flower. I have a red spider lily that is the process of sprouting.

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    Tina
    Friday September 2nd, 2011 at 02:51 PM

    Lovely so lovely! Thanks for joining us at *WEEKENDFLOWERS* :)

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    CraveCute
    Saturday September 3rd, 2011 at 02:51 AM

    Stunning and beautiful photos! The color is gorgeous! I love the wild shape of the petals. Thanks for sharing!

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    Rose and Heather
    Saturday September 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    Such a beautiful FLOWER!

    We also wanted to let you know you have won our headband! Crafty Lassie Tuesday… We tried to email you but I think we have a problem on our end. but if you could email us your address so we can get your headband to you, sewstylishboutique.etsy@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Heather & Rose

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    TheGardeningBlog
    Saturday September 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 PM

    Beautiful photos of a gorgeous Lily! I've just planted my first Gloriosa bulbs – can't wait for them to come up.

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