Sunday, June 12, 2005

April (and May and June) Showers Bring-

Unknown Wildflower- Posted by Hello
The late season showers have brought up some unknown flowers, this being one of them.
Any ideas as to what this is?
I know I'm going to feel so stupid.
It's a Mariposa Lily! Much thanks to EJ!


Blogger cheesecakey said...

that's pretty.... I have no idea what it is but it looks like a cross between a pansy and a petunia.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I don't know either, but it sure is gorgeous.

4:39 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

A petansy?
The only place I'm seeing these flowers is up along the driveway.
Everything is wild up there.
It grows much like the California poppy, but without leaves.

I think they're beautiful too.
I transplanted one into a pot, and it's still alive.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Oh, that's good. It's been my experience that wildflowers don't always transplant well. I have a friend who's had some little daisy type flowers that want to grow in a spot in the grass. She's tried to put them in the garden and they won't grow, but they keep coming up in the grass. She has since mowed around them and pulled the grass in between by hand. :-)

9:50 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

My friend EJ just emailed...
It's a Mariposa Lily!
I tried transplanting some lupine, and got nowhere.
Your friend has the right idea! They'll live where they choose, so you might as well go with the flow.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Squirl, I like your friend's attitude!

Where can I get one of those lilies? They probably don't grow here.

12:37 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I don't know if they'd grow in Wisconsin.
We're in Zone 7- not too much snow, and hot, dry summers.
We've had several new (to us) wildflowers crop up this year!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Greenthumb said...

I was gonna say lily of some sort...but it's loverly all the same. So unique looking.

9:44 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Both Mr. S(O)B. and myself love the unusual plants.
Since retirement I've had more time for gardening.
Last year was the first time I was able to propagate a rose, which is still alive and healthy!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Redwood Recluse said...

Sierra bella,
I'm thrilled that you found them too!
I document the flowers that grow on the stage road every year and we've seen 7 or 8 new wildflowers this year. Your Mariposa lily being one of them.
They are incredible! Do you have globe lilies? They are one of my favorites.
How about Canon Delphiniums? We call the microphone flowers, and then there are the ones that look like firecrackers.
We also noticed this year that most of the wild purple iris came in the white color instead.
Interesting year, huh?

12:02 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

redwood recluse-
It's been a very interesting year!
Haven't seen the Canon Delphinium, but have the Globe Lily.
We also have a lovely purple flower, much like an agapanthus, which grows on a vine-like stem.
I'll try and get a picture!
Glad to see you're back.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I'm glad you found a name! Please put more pictures of wildflowers. I can't get enough.

10:54 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I'll try and post more wildflowers, but I don't have the "Greenie camera" yet. My close-ups are so blurry!

12:08 PM  

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