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"Star-Studded" Flower

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 22 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I've been trying to identify this flower "bulb", which is orb-like, similar to a purple onion flower, and has resemblance to common milkweed. Any assistance in identifying this would be appreciated.

Photo captured at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois on April 27, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 360 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent tight framing with a splendid visual effect!

22 Jun 2012 6:15am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautiful composition, Steven. Excellent detail...I can almost feel the soft thick fuzziness of those unusual blossoms.

22 Jun 2012 6:19am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Fabulous close-up! I saw the resemblance to milkweed right away - they've been blooming this week!

22 Jun 2012 6:34am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! what a beauty
have a lovely day :)

22 Jun 2012 6:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


22 Jun 2012 6:59am

l'Angevine from France

intéressant le rendu

22 Jun 2012 7:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Whatever their name, they look so happy to be here !

22 Jun 2012 7:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

They look almost like the edible decorations that sit on top of cakes :-)

22 Jun 2012 8:08am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

These stars really shine - stunning colours and velvety textures!

22 Jun 2012 12:00pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wow... some strange flower .. so hairy and textural . great frame

22 Jun 2012 12:22pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Really superb !!

22 Jun 2012 1:00pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I can't help with the identifying, but sure can sit here admiring...

22 Jun 2012 1:57pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

For some reason they look good enough to eat, the beauty is off the wall !~

22 Jun 2012 2:18pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

Beautiful detail and colors.

22 Jun 2012 3:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Whatever it is, it's beauty. A lovely image.

22 Jun 2012 3:58pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A beautiful image of these unknown flowers ... the thickness of its petals remind me of the Edelweiss we saw in Austria.

22 Jun 2012 5:24pm

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Gorgeous .......... flowers that make me happy :-))
Wonderful colors!!

22 Jun 2012 5:47pm

tataray from france, France

Jolies petites étoiles veloutées, de belles couleurs.)

22 Jun 2012 7:24pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great shot

22 Jun 2012 7:54pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

I have the same flowers in my garden, we call them "Flor de cera" (wax flower), Hoya carnosa(L.) R.Br., Asclepiadaceae family ... You can see my post on my portfolio on 11/February/2012 .
They are really wonderful and look like a little ball of stars !!! Beautiful photo ...

22 Jun 2012 8:07pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh my gosh! Baldwin knows what it is! Yea, Baldwin! This is so unusual (to me), and so beautiful. Looks good enough to eat, but soft enough to rub against my cheek. Very colorful, too. Wonderful textures.

22 Jun 2012 8:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

amazing ... especially the furry looking petals !!

22 Jun 2012 9:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I have never seen anything like them before but they are beautiful. I really like the color and the petals.

23 Jun 2012 1:44am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

This has such a great detail and superb colour, well done.

23 Jun 2012 11:25pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is superb. I love those colours.

24 Jun 2012 2:34am

Antoine from France

Stunning colours ans velvety textures. Excellent work. I like it. Have a lovely afternoon Steven. Amicably Antoine.

24 Jun 2012 4:55pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Amazing beauty. I had Never seen this beautiful bulb plant!

Excellent vivid focus, beautiful light and colour here like always

25 Jun 2012 2:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great details and colours...

25 Jun 2012 9:47am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

25 Jun 2012 10:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

now luckily we both know what it is ...
yours here is especially pretty !

31 May 2013 6:32pm

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