{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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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 12:47 PM

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

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    I am LOVD
    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 01:31 PM

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

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    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 03:23 PM

    absolutely gorgeous!

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    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 04:33 PM

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

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    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    They are so lovely!

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    Imelda @ Auxilio Ab Alto
    Saturday March 24th, 2012 at 01:20 AM

    Beautiful pictures. :-)

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    guild-rez - Canada
    Saturday March 24th, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Great shots and information.
    Thanks Gisela.

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    Sunday March 25th, 2012 at 04:32 AM

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

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    Sunday March 25th, 2012 at 05:10 AM

    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
    Sunday March 25th, 2012 at 07:01 PM

    thanks for joining weekend flowers with this beautiful pics :)

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    Kelly@ Here Comes the Sun
    Monday March 26th, 2012 at 05:50 AM

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

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    Wednesday March 28th, 2012 at 02:16 PM

    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
    Friday March 30th, 2012 at 02:47 AM

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


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    Saturday March 31st, 2012 at 04:35 AM

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

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