{floral friday}

{floral friday #5}

{floral friday #5}

Welcome to another floral friday!

This week I brought home a few stems of a flower called "Milchstern" (1:1 translation from the German word is "milk star") from our local flower market. I tried looking up the English word for it and am to 99% sure these pretty orange blooms are called sun star. Please correct me if I'm wrong. ;)

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A few facts about the sun star:
  • the sun star is a bulbous flowering plant of the family of hyacinthaceae and order of asparagales. (They do look a little like flowering asparagus! ;) )
  • its origin is South Africa.
  • they flower in Winter and Spring.
  • the scientific name is ornithogalum dubium. The Greek word ornis means bird and gala stands for milk.

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17 Comments

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    TexaGermaNadian
    Friday March 4th, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Those are gorgeous! I will have to see if I can find any here :)

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    Sue
    Friday March 4th, 2011 at 07:23 PM

    Stunningly beautful! Perfect flowers to usher in springtime.

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    Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust
    Friday March 4th, 2011 at 08:00 PM

    Hi, I'm popping over from Whipperberry to say "Hi". I've enjoyed my visit to your great blog. Love these beautiful photos & the "Kiss Me – I Might be Irish" printable. Hilarious!

    Warmly, Michelle

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    Gian Faye
    Saturday March 5th, 2011 at 03:02 AM

    Beautiful shots and a gorgeous flower! ☺

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    Monica
    Saturday March 5th, 2011 at 04:04 AM

    Beautiful!! I’m a new follower from the week-end blog hop, your site is amazing and I’ll definitely be checking back often!! I would love it if you would follow me back!!
    Thanks,
    Monica
    http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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    Kortney
    Saturday March 5th, 2011 at 05:57 AM

    Hi! I'm following from the weekend hop! Come visit me at http://www.kortneyskrazylife.com! Happy hopping! :)

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Saturday March 5th, 2011 at 02:06 PM

    Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and welcome to my blog! :)
    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

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    nila1920
    Saturday March 5th, 2011 at 08:22 PM

    these are beautiful! the texture, shape, color.. GORGEOUS! i bet you love admiring them in your home:)

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Sunday March 6th, 2011 at 09:49 AM

    @ nila: I do! This morning I looked at them and they had opened up a little more. Beautiful! :)
    I've never bought them before, but I'm sure it wasn't the last time. I love them!

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    Tanya (a Taste of T)
    Monday March 7th, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Oh these are absolutely stunning! I love flowers.

    <3, New Follower
    Come get a dose of laughter at A Taste of T

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    the cape on the corner
    Tuesday March 8th, 2011 at 05:26 PM

    how gorgeous. you love the picture montage, lol-i guessed these were both yours in the linky before i even clicked thru. wish i knew how to do that-i think it means more work than i am willing to do.

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    Kristen
    Thursday March 10th, 2011 at 03:42 PM

    Beautiful! Seeing these flowers this morning put a smile on my face and some sun in my day. I must get some blooms for my house this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

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    Allison {A Glimpse Inside}
    Thursday March 10th, 2011 at 09:58 PM

    Beautiful flowers and pictures! I love to buy different flowers and then I always have a mini photo session with them.
    Thanks for linking up!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Friday March 11th, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments!! I love them!! :)

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    Christina @ The Tattered Tag
    Saturday March 12th, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    The flower is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing its beauty by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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    Krafty Kat
    Sunday March 13th, 2011 at 06:00 PM

    How lovely! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

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