Thursday, August 20, 2009

Eryngo

SWF

The sky makes a great background sometimes to see the detail of plants.

Eryngium leavenworthii
Be sure to click on the photo to see the detail.

There are a lot of different species of Eryngo, which may be found in nearly every state.

Distribution for leavenworthii

Range Map:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database . National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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40 comments:

Rob Ripma said...

Beautiful plant! Nice shot!

Erin said...

they look like little pineapples :)
lovely capture against the beautiful sky.

Eric said...

Very creative shot, nice plant, never seen before, well done!!

Have a nice SWF

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is a version I've never seen before...and, yes, it looks great with the sky for a backdrop.

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous details that really "pop out" of the picture!
And a marvelous sky as backdrop - beautiful!

Anna

James said...

That is a really nice looking picture with the sky in the background.

Gaelyn said...

So right about the sky being a great backdrop. Interesting plant. Looks like little pineapples.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

What a 'kewl' plant and a creative photo. Lovely ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Photo Cache said...

I totally agree! What a beautiful flower. Is that some type of a wildflower?

JOE TODD said...

I like the way you put that together

Dan said...

Beautiful shot with the sky as a beautiful background.

Dewdrop said...

Never heard of them... they look sort of like thistles, great backdrop. Thanks for the compliment on my blog. I had 444 hits yesterday! WOW!

Dan said...

Beautiful shot with the sky as a beautiful background.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Troy: What a neat SWF over the plant.

Barb said...

I see the Eryngo doesn't grow in CO - they do look like tiny pineapples, don't they?

Tom said...

Grat to be back here my friends... and a great picture to come back to.

Tom

Kelly said...

I love the purple in this plant. I'm headed over to your new site now!

Petunia said...

Learnin something new every day! Thank you!
Petunia

Cindy said...

I love that plant! Have you purchased it recently? Do you have a source?

LV said...

This is a neat plant. Love the color of it. It really looks nice with the sky as a backdrop. Nice post for Sky Watch. (I live off Brentwood Stair in East FW}

Tammie Lee said...

Fun image. They almost look like little pineapples on that plant.
spirithelpers

Debbie said...

Very interesting shot, and I agree the sky makes an excellent backdrop.

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Thank you for letting me know what this is, I took a very similar shot a few months ago and had no idea :-)

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

what a great background for a cool plant!

Arija said...

A beautiful skywatch pic., the plant is enchanting though it does look to be prickly. Lovely flowers and interesting growth with all those baby pineapples all over it.

Regina said...

Gorgeous sky!

quilly said...

What an intriguing plant. The flowers look like little purrple pineapples! It felt right at home on my view screen here in Hawaii!

SandyCarlson said...

That's gorgeous. Thanks, friends.

texasnascarcowgirl said...

very nice picture.

Light and Voices said...

Pineapples and sky equals a fantastic shot.
jfm

John said...

The sky does show more detail in the plant's flower heads. Nice shot!

Louise said...

Wow. Both the plant and the sky are incredible. Excellent capture!

flyingstars said...

WoW...simply beautifully captured shots!

NitWit1 said...

I remember seeing a few of these when I lived in Texas. I can't remember where, but most of my life in Texas was in North Central from Abilene area through DFW metroplex/Denton areas.

Love the photograph!

Anna said...

Wow this plant is really beautiful!
Anna :)

Wolynski said...

I'm always impressed with people who know the Latin names for plants - I usually don't know the English name. Lovely photo.

Kathiesbirds said...

That's quite a composition Troy. What an amazing structure this plant has.

Marju said...

Stunning picture!

T and S said...

Beautiful image Troy and I agree with your thoughts on word verification.