It reminds me of a morning glory. What does it look like to your other readers.Mrs.B
I think it's an okra blossom.
I would like to second that okra blossom suggestion. Looks exactly right to me.
Yes, I think that Melanie is right.I've been bouncing in and out all day hoping for a word from you. I'm sure you're busy today!
I think it's okra. I always thought okra had pretty flowers. Though it seemed like our okra blossoms were more yellow-green.
I've never seen an okra blossom, but my first thought was Lenten Rose.
That sure looks like an okra blossom.
I've never seen okra before so I'm not sure. It looks a little like my mom's rose of sharon bushes she has at her house.Hope you find out what it is!Angela
So sorry I can't help but it is beautiful!
Yes, I'm certain it's an Okra blossom, one of the prettiest vegetable flowers in my opinion
Yep! It's an okra blossom: http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/yeager58.html
If it's blooming right now it might be called a Lenten Rose or Hellebore Orientalis. They come in many different colors. It has evergreen foliage(which looks similar to your photo) and blooms in very early spring. I planted one in my garden last fall, but snow is still on the ground so I haven't seen it bloom in person yet.
At first I thought it looked like a cross between a morning glory and a night blooming moon flower, but then I saw that it looks exactly like an okra blossom!
It looks more like okra than anything else, but I've never known the leaves to be divided that far down. Just might be a little different variety. Sure is pretty -- and early!
It sure looks like an okra blossom to me... http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=643&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=okra+blossom&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
I'm thinking hellebore. The leaves don't look quite right for an okra plant.
It is an okra blossom, most likely a Jing Orange or Alabama Red Okra; nonetheless it's a red variety of okra. The color variation from the typical green-type okra explains the difference in the blossoms color. It looks like a hibiscus, becuase it's related to one another through the mallow family tree. This maybe to much info, I just love gardening.
It looked like a Rose of Sharon, our neighbor has one that attracts hummingbirds and that resembles it closely.
Dirt Road Girl has it right on the money.
Yup, definitely Okra...the foliage and okra pod in the background give it away :) One of my favorite veggies!
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