Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ABC Wednesday

O is for...
Oenothera
(At least I'm pretty sure that's what this flower is.) These photos I pulled from my files and were taken a couple years ago as the flower is nowhere near blooming right now!

"en-o-THEE-ra." This is groundcover spreads rapidly and loves its baking hot spot in our front yard. We do little to care for these pink flowered bushes and wack them back often as they do try to take over. The following picture was taken of the butterfly but gives you a better idea of what the plant looks like.


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8 comments:

Gresham Photo Blog said...

What a cute bunch of pictures!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have seen about 1/2 the rhodys bloomed, but not the ones by my house. I will be sure to post some when I do!

gone to the dogs said...

Such a beautiful flower, must make a spectaculare ground cover. And as for flowers not blooming yet, i still have snow in my backyard! But the crocuses are in full glory in my front yard.

photowannabe said...

Love the post of your cutie and her flowers. Nice choice of flower with a name I'm not familiar with.

Carol said...

Beautiful butterfly shot....and a beautiful child with the flower...I have not heard of this flower...

Tumblewords: said...

Great shots! I love the kind of plant that manages to take care of itself and look beautiful at the same time!

Reader Wil said...

Lovely photos. The little girl is adorable and I love the colour of the flowers.

Grace and Bradley said...

The flower, the little girl and the butterfly, they are all so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

jay said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful little flower! I would love some ground cover that was drought-resistant, but I wonder if our country is too cool for them? I shall have to look into it!