Sunday, July 13, 2008

echinacea

photo courtesy of ian, please click on flower to enlarge.

also known as the purple coneflower. I have been seeing lots of them in bloom as of late. they are a beautiful drought tolerant flower that is fairly easy to grow here on long island. they don't require much maintenance and will easily spread themselves around your property as their seeds dry out and blow around your yard, and maybe your neighbors, when it's windy. thanks to ian I was able to post this beautiful shot of one them from our backyard.

4 comments:

Arnold Layne said...

What a beautiful photo, the detail's brilliant. Whoever took it must be a genius!

MmeBenaut said...

Ah, so this is the plant responsible for all those cough and flu tablets. Apparently it can be a very beneficial drug.
Beautiful photo Lily.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I agree completely Arnold!

& MM who would have thought a lovely flower like this would wind up in a cold tablet. I've used it myself on occasion and have found it very helpful. Thank you for the compliment, I will make sure to tell the photographer.

Kelly said...

Stunning! Excellent work!