Category Archives: Rare flowers

Purple paradise

Purple paradise

EXPLORE: 3 FEB 2009 – Highest rank #33
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Vanda coerulea
Rare and Endangered Plant

Vanda coerulea, also known as the blue orchid, is native to southeast Asia where it grows at elevations ranging from 2500 to 4000 feet in the Himalayan foothills. Botanist William Griffith’s description of this unusual blue-flowered species in 1847 sparked much excitement amongst orchid enthusiasts and hybridizers, who were eager to add this rare plant to their collections. The resulting unsustainable collection of plants for commercial markets led to rapid decimation of wild populations. In order to protect remaining wild populations, intact habitat is being protected and restrictions on international trade of Vanda coerulea have been enacted.

Information from: United States Botanic Garden website.

Fuqua Orchid Center
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
February 21, 2009

Posted by StGrundy on 2009-03-03 12:01:53

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Je vous souhaite une bonne journée ou bonne nuit..
I wish you a good day or good night !!!

Posted by picolojojo on 2010-08-02 22:03:41

Tagged: , nature , rose , fleur , flower , précieuse , precious , rare , black-rose , rose-noire , panasonic , Concordians , FleursetPaysages , newgoldenseal

The rare one

The rare one

6 fritillary flowers are in our little public park, very rare in the wild so every year that they come up is a present.

Posted by Gilbert de Bruijn on 2017-03-31 09:38:09

Tagged: , fritillary , flower , rare , macr , tamron 90mm macro F017

Rare Flowers – Plumeria Raspberry Sundae

Rare Flowers - Plumeria Raspberry Sundae

I took so many photos of my plumerias sometimes I forget to write down the name of the plant. This beauty might be the Thai Raspberry Sundae. It also could be another one of my seedlings hence the no ID of this plant.
The plumeria Raspberry Sundae is a USA variety, but Thailand has many varieties that look like their American cousins and this is one of them hence the name "Thai Raspberry Sundae".
Anyways hope you like it..

Posted by mad plumerian on 2010-03-14 09:43:38

Tagged: , Hawaiian , Hawaii , Plumeria , Frangipani , Florida , Rare , Exotic , Flowers , Tropicals , rare plants , flowers in bloom , tropical flowers , hybrids , hybrid flowers , rare plants flowers , Exotic Flowers , rare flowers , Thailand , Lelavadee , Kalachuchi , Cempaka , A620 , Landscape Photography , FLOWERSadminFAVE , spring flowers wallpaper , Springtime , Canon

Shiga, Japan – A Drama of a Lotus Flower at Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden

Shiga, Japan - A Drama of a Lotus Flower at Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden

Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden contains one of the largest collections of lotus and water lilies in Japan. It is easy to spend much time for photography all day there – very dangerous! Although the collection is unique, diverse and high quality, there are much less visitors and photographers in comparison to other botanical gardens. It is absolute luxury to occupy much space and photograph in a relaxed manner.

I found a rare white lotus flower outside the glass house of the water garden. It was blooming beautifully. In the inside of white petals, a stigma and anthers are perfectly exposed, but that is only for few hours early morning! It is a wonderful presentation of nature.

Posted by Akiko Morita on 2013-11-05 11:59:42

Tagged: , Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden , Shiga , Biwako , Japan , travel , tour , visit , holiday , flower , lotus , water , water garden , white flower , white , beauty , beautiful , spiritual , spirit

Spoonface (explored)

Spoonface (explored)

Time for some colour…..
I’ve noticed lately I’m turning to B&W more and more so thought I’d celebrate the rare sunshine with a bit of colour

Posted by Caledonia84 on 2013-05-22 15:57:21

Tagged: , Sony NEX 5R , Flower , Glasgow , Scotland , Botanic Gardens , Kibble , Palace , om 50mm 1.8 , Zuiko , olympus , Raynox dcr 150 , macro

Fleurs de lin dans mon jardin !

Fleurs de lin dans mon jardin !

Le lin cultivé (Linum usitatissimum) est une plante annuelle de la famille des Linaceae cultivée principalement pour ses fibres, mais aussi pour ses graines oléagineuses. Les fibres du lin permettent de faire des cordes, du tissu (lin textile pour ses qualités anallergiques, isolantes et thermorégulateurs), ou plus récemment des charges isolantes pour des matériaux de construction. Les graines sont utilisées pour produire de l’huile de lin pour l’industrie de l’encre et de la peinture, pour la consommation humaine et animale, à cause de sa richesse en oméga 3.

Le lin est une des rares fibres textiles végétales européennes. Elle a comme caractéristiques la légereté, la rigidité et la résistance et comme particularité d’être une fibre longue (plusieurs dizaines de centimètres), par rapport aux fibres courtes (coton, chanvre) ou moyennes (laine).

Posted by marycesyl, on 2012-05-13 04:41:13

Tagged: , Wonderful world of flowers



Tulips on the sidewalk outside a flower shop on a rare sunny day, give a preview of spring.

Posted by James_D_Images on 2017-02-26 06:49:13

Tagged: , tulip , red , flower , flowers , sidewalk , sunny , backlit , bokeh , green , SOOC

orange flower

orange flower

nan even tried to make me remember this name……still horrible with remembering flower names…but i remember that its rare!

Posted by danellesheree on 2006-07-31 13:55:38

Tagged: , flower , flowers , nature