Saturday, April 12, 2008

I fell in love today...

Anything else like this wouldn't ordinarily garner a second glance from me... yellow... not my type. Not my type at all.

But there was something to this yellow that caused me to turn my head and then captured me. A clear pure yellow on dainty pointed petals that completely stole my heart.

The shape to the leaves called to mind something familiar, some other love that I might've already met. Tumbling down a little hillside of dappled sun as it was, I was smitten, but can't come up with a name. Anyone know this handsome little flower?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Laura,
It's know locally as Lesser Celandine. It's actually an invasive species from Europe, but still quite beautiful.

g beetham

LauraHinNJ said...

Thanks anonymous! Funny... celadine was on the tip of my tongue and see? I spelled it wrong, so when I googled "celadine" I came up with a totally different flower!

Thanks for the name and the warning that I don't want to invite this one into my garden.

DK & The Fluffies said...

It does make you want to smile!

Susan Gets Native said...

We have fields and fields of celandine around here and I love it....even though it's not native. Eep! Will I have to change my blog name?????

Jennifer said...

Oh! Thanks for teaching me a new flower. (But have I learned it?... we'll see...) Celandine, Lesser. Non-native.

Dr. Know said...

One Lucky Flower.

LauraHinNJ said...

Diva Kitty: Very sunny, yes.

Susan: I think it's okay to love the occasional non-native. It can be our secret.

Jennifer: Right. ;-)

Dr. Know: Pfft.

Where've you been?

Dr. Know said...

You belittle my secret envy of this ostentacious swallowwort? Bah, I say!
I've been locked in the dungeons of the dark overlords of solitude with nary a rescuer at my beck.

dennis said...

Dennis was given some of these for his yard. He was told only that they were "Spring ephemerals" He's glad to know the name... thanks!

um, they do spread fairly rapidly.

LauraHinNJ said...

Dr. Know: ;-) Try the woods; there's lots of flowers now looking for admirers.

Dennis: Ephermeral is the key there to enjoying them. They may spread quickly, but will be out of sight before you're annoyed with them.

dguzman said...

OMG, Dennis visited and commented on your blog! Cool....

Beautiful flower--but invasive.... hmmm...