Friday, March 11, 2011

Quick Question


So this may be one of my shortest posts ever.  I'm curious, can anyone help me identify this flower?

21 comments:

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

It reminds me of a morning glory. What does it look like to your other readers.

Mrs.B

Melanie said...

I think it's an okra blossom.

Russell said...

I would like to second that okra blossom suggestion. Looks exactly right to me.

Kathleen said...

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!

TanasiNative said...

I think it's okra. I always thought okra had pretty flowers. Though it seemed like our okra blossoms were more yellow-green.

Kate said...

I've never seen an okra blossom, but my first thought was Lenten Rose.

Monica @The Mennobrarian said...

That sure looks like an okra blossom.

Angela said...

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

The Lovely in Life said...

So sorry I can't help but it is beautiful!

CarmelEmery said...

Yes, I'm certain it's an Okra blossom, one of the prettiest vegetable flowers in my opinion

Tricia L. said...

Yep! It's an okra blossom:

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/yeager58.html

Emily said...

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.

Doris Sturm said...

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!

Angelle said...

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!

Mitzi said...

An anemone?

Twinkle Toes said...

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=

Kathleen said...

I'm thinking hellebore. The leaves don't look quite right for an okra plant.

Dirt Road Girl said...

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.

emtdlb said...

It looked like a Rose of Sharon, our neighbor has one that attracts hummingbirds and that resembles it closely.

Mountain Mama said...

Dirt Road Girl has it right on the money.

mrshester said...

Yup, definitely Okra...the foliage and okra pod in the background give it away :) One of my favorite veggies!