Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mystery frilly bells

Here is one of my frilly bell flower plants, seen next to my drawing of it made a couple days back.

Some have said this is heuchera. I don't think it is, as heuchera has a different flowering stem structure. I really must try to find out what this is, I shall be googling a lot later.

I think I found the name. It might be
Tellima grandiflora. Found it right away on a plant identfier site:


Blogger Nicole said...

I agree you should continue with your sketches-they are very lovely-you are a quite talented artist.

May 24, 2007 11:59 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silva, I am so glad I came to your "garden" this morning.
I too have this plant growing wild near my home and recently plucked one from the forest to bring to my garden.
I was wondering what her name is.
I just love how delicate she is. Reminds me of a dainty hollyhock.
Your drawings are lovely.
I also like how you arranged the photo and the sketch side by side.
I wasn't aware that we could do that with blogger.
~ Becky

May 24, 2007 2:35 pm  
Blogger Gloria said...

Silvia,I believe you are correct about the mystery plant being a Tellima grandiflora
I did a Google image search and compared to your picture. I have never seen these flowers before.
Interesting how the edge of each flower has a fringe edge.
Do you have it in full sun?

Good I.D. site...

May 25, 2007 6:40 am  
Blogger Salix Tree said...

Gloria, they are in a part of the garden which is in full sun. Although, here it's rare to actually get "full sun", as many days we have lots of clouds or rain.
I saw that this plant is meant to be in a shaded woodsy area, but it seems to be doing just fine where it is.

May 25, 2007 7:59 am  
Blogger Entangled said...

I'm glad you were able to ID the plant. When I saw the photo, I thought it might be something in the mallow family because the flower stalk reminded me of hollyhocks. Wrong again. Botany can be so humbling :-)

May 25, 2007 1:02 pm  

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