{floral friday}

{floral friday #96}

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It's been a while since the last {floral friday} and when my mom asked me if I wanted to share some of her flower photography a couple days ago, of course I said yes!

So, today I'm sharing the Caribbean Jewel, or also known as Scilla peruviana (Peruvian Lily). I love those little blooms and the intense color they come in!

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A few facts about Scilla Peruviana:

  • This flower is native to Spain and Portugal.
  • Scilla Peruviana should be planted in September through December for blooms in February, March and April.
  • The scientific name peruviana, "of Peru" results from confusion over the origin of the specimens from which the species was described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753; he was given specimens imported from Spain aboard a ship named Peru, and was misled into thinking the specimens had come from that country. The rules of botanical naming do not allow a scientific name to be changed merely because it is potentially confusing. {source: Wikpedia}

I'm partying here! ❤

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Elisabeth Andree
    Friday March 28th, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Good to see some beautiful pictures again! Love to look at them:)
    Happy weekend!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday March 30th, 2014 at 08:24 PM

      Thank you so much, Andrée! :)
      Happy weekend to you, too! Even though it is an hour shorter this week. Boo!
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Donna Wilkes
    Sunday March 30th, 2014 at 04:00 AM

    Lovely bloomer! Purple in the garden is a must for me.

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    Ana Lopes
    Sunday March 30th, 2014 at 01:57 PM

    This is a beautiful flower and the color is stunning! Thanks for sharing, Vanessa!
    Happy day and best wishes for new week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    Mindy
    Friday April 4th, 2014 at 01:31 AM

    Amazing pictures! What kind of camera/lens does your mom use? They’re really beautiful.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday April 6th, 2014 at 07:17 PM

      Thank you so much, Mindy! :)
      My mom uses a Nikon D700, but I honestly don’t know which lens.
      And I do love her flower photography as well. I’m so happy she lets me share it every now and then. Hehe
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Crystelle
    Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at 09:55 PM

    I love this idea of having a Floral Friday theme! I love flowers anyway…… Gorgeous Peruvian Lily!!!
    It was so fun to see this linked up at our party. I pinned!! Thanks much!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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