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18.7.14

WILD FLOWERS IN SUMMER

Today I introduce wild flowers of vivid colors in my neighbourhood in summer.  We enjoy them when we are taking a walk.

The first one is Lilium lancifolium.  It is one of several species of lily named tiger lily.  In July they bloom at the periphery of woods.  Its vivid orange color catches the eyes of people.



This morning Lilium lancifolium planted last year has come into flower.  



Next one is Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora.   It is said that this a garden hybrid of C. aurea and C. pottsii, first bred by Victor Lemoine in 1880, and is also called "montbretia."  Now we often find them under the trees on roadside.  This orange color is eye-catching, too.





The third one is Mirabilis jalapa.  This is an annual plant and came to Japan at the beginning of 17th century.  We found it at the sunny open area.





4 comments:

  1. Poirot, Marple and garden! I'm glad I found this blog. Happy summer days :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting our blog. I hope you enjoy.

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  2. ポアロさん、今晩は♪
    オニユリ、いいですねぇ♪
    うちにあるのはタイガーリリーでもオニユリではなく中国原産のユリです。
    日本はユリの宝庫なので、野生のユリもいっぱいあって、
    いいなぁと思いながら拝見しています。

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    1. lapisさん、
      オニユリは今、ご近所のあちこちで咲いています。

      去年ムカゴをとって庭に撒いていましたが、うまく芽がでなかったようです。
      まあ、散歩のときにみられるのでいいか、と思っています。

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