Thursday, May 7, 2009

Can You Identify This Flower?

The creamy white blossom on the right. When Randy sent these anniversary flowers on May 1, the flower was a tighter cluster, like a large frilled tulip or a yellow peony. Now it has opened to reveal a center of brilliant gold pistils and four velvety pods in the center. Gorgeous and strange.

5 comments:

Ann said...

Looks almost like a smaller version of a magnolia flower, though botanically speaking I wouldn't know my elbow from my... anything else.

Leightongirl said...

Really does look like a peony to me, but I trust you on the center of the flower. Beautiful, and happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

My first thought was 'gardenia' but then I think 'not' because my mental gardenia has more graduated petals -- large at the outer rim, smaller toward the middle.

What we need is facial recognizition software for flowers.

Janet Hale Tabin said...

Actually, try checking out the Lotus Queen Peony. http://www.peonies.net/details.php?id=129

Cindy Fey said...

That's it! Thanks, Janet! You're a super sleuth.