Monday, 21 May 2012

Does anyone know what this flower is?

All will be revealed sometime on Wednesday morning - 23rd May.
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23rd May
I am very impressed, I do not think that I would have guessed correctly myself.
Three of you have the right answer:-
Olympia - who says she will tell me how she found the name!!! and says she has more information on this. Looking forward to the ending of the mystery Olympia.
Karen - who just got it right, but said it was pink, well it is isn't it?
Paul - who took an analytical approach to solving the problem as he said he would usually recognise the flower in profile. 
Yes,
it is the simple meadow flower Trifolium pratense - Red clover
Big thank you to you all for giving it a go♥♥♥♥♥
p.s - we are enjoying really hot weather this week. We had our lunch outside yesterday, but had to retire indoors as the sun was too hot!!! 

35 comments:

  1. Dear Rosemary
    I have not seen a similar plant. May be some kind of dahlia?
    Olympia

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  2. Perhaps a variety of Passion Flower?

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  3. Dear Rosemary
    I'm not sure I think is the Trifolium pratense with common name red clover . If I find the correct answer, I will say how I found the name!!!
    I have more information about this .
    Olympia

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  4. Looks like a clover to me, might be a pink clover of some sort - not very technical.

    :)

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  5. You had me stumped for a while as I would usually only recognize this in profile. I hope that it is Red Clover.
    Paul

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    1. I am feeling rather chuffed with myself. I photographed clover 24 hours before this post went up therwise I wouldn't have had a clue.
      Paul :)

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    2. Whatever, I was impressed.

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  6. Dear Rosemary,

    I certainly will not be able to name this most gorgeous flower..the colour is stunning. I could say Dalia.. but you know i am not good with flowers.
    Can't wait for the reveal.
    happy tuesday
    val

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  7. Afraid not, Rosemary, but it's beautiful. :-)

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  8. Dear Rosemary, I don't know. Don't recognize the flower. Looking forward to the answer. Is this flower growing in your garden? It is very pretty...would like to know more about it.

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  9. Such a pretty flower and I do not know it's name. What a shame! Still I am very curious and I wonder who will solve the puzzle. Good luck to all your readers! Christa

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  10. I can't wait-------nice flower.

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  11. Is it the flower of a Bromeliad of some kind? I have seen this flower before, but don't know its name!

    CIAO!

    ANNA
    xx

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  12. oh! Rosemary I have no idea! I'll come by later today to find out ; )

    - by the way I think I blog again...
    the best way to keep in touch with lovely people : )

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    1. Dear Demie - fantastic news - I really look forward to reconnecting with you again♥♥♥

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  13. Gosh Rosemary, I would never have guessed that in a million years. what took me, was that it was a micro image.. well, anyway.. you know that i am not good with names of flowers.. This is such a lovely medow flower.
    lots of fun..you had us all guessing.
    Have a wonderful wednesday
    val

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    1. Dear Val -take heart, I would not have recognised it myself in macro form. I was amazed when I saw it on the computer. The photo I have put on today is exactly the same flower before I cropped it.

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  14. Dear Rosemary
    There is no a mystery! Just a thought after followed other! When visited London for a week in April of 2010 we saw many sights and museums, but we did not have time to go to Greenwich and Kew Gardens . So when you posted I thought that there may be some flower of the English countryside. Of the eleven at night till three in the morning, I saw the site of Kew Gardens, I searched all over the list of plants (they were SO many) and I found it! The information is www.kew.org /Plants &Fungi A-Z . That all !
    I hope when my son comes to London I 'll go to see the gardens!
    Olympia

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    1. Dear Olympia - I feel so guilty now to think of you looking on the computer from 11pm until 3am. Did your poor husband wonder what had happened to you?
      If you come to London then you must visit Kew Gardens, and then you can also visit the wonderful Marianne North Gallery which is in the grounds of Kew Gardens. I wrote about her here.
      http://wherefivevalleysmeet.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/marianne-north-botanical-artist.html
      You might like to take a look.
      Is your son coming to London to study or just visit?

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    2. The first is the continuation of his studies. Sure the music is a second purpose. We will see ..... Do not worry about my husband .. He accustomed any occupation about my love for flowers.

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    3. Dear Olympia - it will be lovely if you can visit whilst he is here.

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  15. A clover it is. Red clover sounds very nice for a pink flower....

    Thank you for you comment on my eldest daughter. Miss E (now 20) takes this as a great compliment. She is a keen student of the Arts. Miss E's hair is also beautiful and very long, long enough to sit on. you may enjoy a look at her blog which she started when she was 16. Very different to my blog.
    http://ribbonsoflight.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Dear Karen - I was very impressed with the three of you who got it right. Nature is really amazing when you see it through the macro setting, it opens so much more up to the viewer. I will certainly take a look at your daughter's blog, you have a lovely family.

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  16. red clover, ha!
    I would have guessed Scabiosa

    ;^))

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    1. You are right Patrice - it does rather resemble a Scabiosa.

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  17. Dear Rosemary - I am late getting into this game, but as I looked at it, my first thought was that you had found another exotic flower, something rare from somewhere in Asia. And to think it's clover! You are a trickster, Rosemary!

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    1. Dear Mark - I was just so surprised at how beautiful it was when I did the macro photo, and I did not really find it readily recognisable. However, there were three clever people that I did not fool though.

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  18. All clear now! Of course I would have known as well. Obviously I have never looked at it so close. I like them a lot. A humble flower and it deserves to be recognized more. Great post, Rosemary - like always by the way! Hugs, Christa

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    1. Dear Christa - I thought that it looked beautiful in macro with its lovely pink stripes, its burgundy coloured stamens with fine white hairs, and it has such a delicate smell - no wonder the bees love it. Take care♥

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  19. Dear Rosemary,
    Brilliant shot of the beautiful red clover.
    I haven't seen them year yet.
    Mette

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    1. I was just amazed when I saw the macro shot Mette - it is really beautiful isn't it?

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    2. Oh yes, it's a great macro shot, I love this shot and I don't know how many times I've looked at it.
      I see know that I forgot a word in my last sentence, but never mind you always know what I mean.
      Sounds like you're having a great Sunday.
      My husband is making good progress.
      Mette

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    3. I am really so pleased to hear that news. I was very shocked when I learnt what had happened.

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  20. fantastic the first close-up! I though directly of the clover too:-) I did not know till last summer that one can make tea ofthem, the clover blossoms, very yummy as I then found out:-)
    thanks for your comment+visit; I now did add a followers-button on my blog, good hint:-)

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    1. That is new to me Jana - I did not know that you could make a clover tea. I suppose it does have a lot of nectar and that probably creates the flavour, the bees certainly like it.
      I have joined your followers, and was surprised at just how many you have got already, that is really quick going.

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