{floral friday #33}

September 30, 2011


 

Happy Friday and welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?
It’s a 3 day weekend here in Germany. October 3rd is the Day of German Unity and we’re celebrating the anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany.
The flower I’m sharing with you today is the Anthurium. A weird, but quite interesting looking flower. ;)
image source

 

A few facts about the Anthurium:
  • The Anthurium is also known as flamingo flower, painted tongue or tail flower.
  • All parts of the Anthurium are poisonous if ingested and may cause mild stomach disorders.
  • The Anthurium comes in a variety of colors, including red, pink, white, lilac, brown and green.
  • The heart-shaped flower of the Anthurium is not really a flower at all, but a type of leaf called a spathe. The flower on the plant is the spike in the center. (source)

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Comments

  1. Katherines Corner says:

    nature is amazing!! Lovely photos my bloggy friend.Sending big hugs and sincere wishes for a weekend filled with joy, Katherine

  2. beautiful photos (as always)!

  3. Fantastic shots!

  4. Tina´s PicStory says:

    great shots. thanks for sharing with *Weekend Flowers* :)

  5. Pretty shots!

  6. nice pics!
    and i always have a tree-days-weekend and i LOVE it !!!
    And my plans : sitting in the garden !!!! For 3 days!!! Finally it’s summer!

  7. I can see why it’s call the flamingo flower! Most unusual!

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

  8. Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    Abby
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    (come take a look if you like)

  9. Tolle Fotos von dieser wirklich originellen Blüte!

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