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Ferraria and others


I have written 2 blogs that had two forms of Ferraria divearicata in them, and the third form I have of this has finally started opening. It is the darkest brown form:

The previous one opened, but had 3 open at the same time. I grabbed a mat to enhance the background, otherwise it would have been grass that would have distracted from the flowers. I got this:

Another Moraea is opening, M. marlothii:

This is a fairly tall one with few leaves, but they are thick and long. The flower itself likes to take its time opening, and will eventually fold all the way back.
Also opening is a Romulea. It isn’t the largest flower, only ½" across; but it will last several days, opening when there is sun and shutting at night.

I am not really sure which species it is. It is labled as Romulea ramiflora, but could be R. nivalis. The problem is that in the photos I have found online, none had the vertical lines on the petals that this one has.
Of course, the Oxalis is going strong:

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stunning photos of the most amazing flowers. a good idea to mask the background to show off the detail.

14 Mar, 2019


Really nice work Wylie! Thanks for sharing

14 Mar, 2019


Wow delightful to see they are such beauties.

14 Mar, 2019


Thanks! I can't help but get excited when the Ferraria start opening.

15 Mar, 2019


Super plants, brilliant photos.

15 Mar, 2019


I can see why shame you could nt do a time laps film watching it it open.

15 Mar, 2019


Amazing photos.

16 Mar, 2019

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