Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lilies in the wood

We have these delicate lilies growing on Cape Ann.  Alas, my wildflower book does not have them listed.*  This photo is about 2X the real size.

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Each stalk has three to four flowers.

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There must be something tasty inside.  This bee isn’t waiting for this bud to fully open!

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*P.S. 16 May 2010.  This lily is know as Bluebead Lily.  It is know for its small round, blue fruit.
 
 
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8 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

It's so delicate and lovely, Steve. Do let us know what it is when you find out.

vincibene said...

Wonderful series!

Daniela said...

your photos are lovely , great shots :)

Denise said...

Fantastic macros of a very beautiful wildflower. The little bee is aways a great addition. Thank you for sharing with us Steve and have a great week.

dAwN said...

Beautiful photos of a real purdy flower..

guild-rez said...

Great pictures!!
Here in Ontario, Canada I find wildflower Lilies in our wooded areas.
- Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
- White Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum)
Very similiar to your Lily!!
Try this link to read more:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythronium_propullans
-Cheers.

Erica Houskeeper said...

These are so nice Steve. Hopefully spring will return soon (it was snowing again in VT again).

one planet said...

brilliant ..

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