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Monday, May 3, 2010

Coneflower

this gorgeous flower is commonly called a coneflower.
It's one of a few types, and this particular one is also known as
being used in homeopathic remedies for colds and flu, amongst other things...

I took these images at the annual Herb  Happening on the Doonholm Farm -
a local nursery that specialises in (amongst other things) herbs.
They have a great herbal labyrinth - really worth replicating in your own
garden if you have the space, and well as a Monastic herb garden
(in the original layout of monastic gardens)

a butterfly was kind enough to "pose" for me ....

I guess this is why it's called a coneflower???

View more macro images here and here
and also more flower images here
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Copyright 2010 Gena D Images for thinking aloud

17 comments:

Firefly said...

I love the pic of the butterfly on the flower. They never want to sit still long enough for me with my camera to get close enough.

Ed said...

Beautiful shots, we will have those in a couple of months, I can't wait to chase butterflies with my Nikon..:-))

Jane said...

Great set of images, I also like the one with the butterfly on it. I didn't know this was that flower they make the medicine out of, thanks for sharing that and them with us:)

EG Wow said...

I love Echinaceas! And so do the butterflies. :)

theegggather said...

Beautiful shots. Coneflower is one of my favorites.

Denise said...

Incredible images and I love your last shot with the butterfly also. Thank you so much for sharing with Today's Flowers.

Autumn Belle said...

Echinacea look like sunflower. Your macros are very clear and nicely taken. Good job!

chasity said...

beautiful coneflowers...
mine won't be blooming for a while so it was nice to get a sneak peek at some.
they are one of my favorite!

Amanda said...

Beautifully captured! Love the butterfly on the flower.

Kala said...

Gorgeous macros - echinacea is one of my favorite flowers!

GardenofDaisies said...

Such beautiful photo's of the purple coneflower! They grow all over the place here. I love the idea of an herbal labrynth! Oh to have more space! (have you already shown us pictures of that?)

Hood Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous macros!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done!! I love The cone flowers..mine will bloom in August..they are not even poking up out of the ground yet:)

awarewriter said...

Great shots Gena. That image with the butterfly is a real keeper!

lisaschaos said...

Coneflowers seem to attract the best friends! Beautiful captures!

Daniela said...

Great shots, love the one with the butterfly :)

Carolyn Ford said...

These are REALLY impressive macro shots! The butterfly is amazing...nicely done!

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