Sunday, July 12, 2009

Today's Flower

I would love to know what this flower is? It reminds me of a tiny clematis, and it is obviously a wildflower. Its very pretty though, isn't it?





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11 comments:

Winifred said...

It looks like some sort of nightshade. I'm no expert but I know there are various kinds.

If it is you need to check whether it's poisonous. Some of them despite being pretty are deadly!

grendelskin said...

This is belladonna, or deadly nightshade. It has a colorful history - farmers hate it because it's poisonous to their livestock; and at one time ladies used to use the tincture in their eyes to dilate their pupils as a beauty aid, and is still used today for stomach ailments I think. Pretty!

Mia N said...

Hi Gill,
We have the same flower but white....and it's potato....heheheheh
Perhaps theses gives bluepotatos

sandy said...

even the wild are lovely sandy

The Laughing Idiot said...

Definitely pretty regardless of its history. It looks so innocent . . .

Denise said...

It's beautiful Gill, and I see it has been identified as Belladonana or nightshade. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing them.

Naturegirl said...

So so pretty ..wildflowers are certainly surprising beauties are they!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

It grows all over around here. I do love the flower color.

This is the 4th Canadian blog I have been to today. God bless our great neighbors to the north.

mommanator said...

havent seen before. but pretty

Decadent Housewife said...

Deadly nightshade. Pull it out. The entire plant is toxic. Two berries can kill a child.

Rosamaria said...

Deadly, but very nice.

Have a nice week, Gill!