1.11.2009

What Flower is this?


Towards the end of last July I came upon this little flower as I walked through the woods. It was growing near a creek and was the only one I ever found. I have tried to identify it, with no luck. If my memory has any reality to it, I believe this little flower was about 3/4" across and the plant maybe 8 to 10 inches high. I found it in NW Montana, USA. The first person to tell me what it is (in the comment section) can choose one of my greeting cards from my etsy store: spirithelpers.net as a thank you from me.


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33 comments:

  1. Oh, please let me know when you find out what it is because I have a picture of the same flower and I have always wondered, too :)

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  2. It's beautiful and looks quite same as in Finland also known Succisa pratensis - I don't know what it's name is in english, but perhaps you can find it with google and compare pics to yours:)

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  3. Those are beautiful shots of the unknown but beautiful flower!

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  4. It is quite beautiful and delicate looking!

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  5. Tammie, I don't know what it is either, but it sure is beautiful.

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  6. Lovely flower. I'm not doing the meme tonight but still visiting a few blogs.

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  7. Not the slightest idear Tammie, but it is very pretty.

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  8. I believe it is Water Smartweed (Polygonum Amphibium). You can look up pictures online and compare it to yours. One of the sites I found said that it can grow out in the water, or on shores, and these two versions vary from each other some.

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  9. Lovely flower and a beautiful photo !
    Greetings from Belgium !

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  10. That is a great flower you have here.

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  11. Well it is a cute little thing isn't it? It would be a nice surprise to find in the woods.

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  12. I came to visit earlier with Stacey and "Do What You Love". One of my favourite colours.

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  13. could be a pyramidal orchid or Joe Pye weed

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  14. I have no idea what it is, but its a pretty little thing.

    Gill in Canada

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  15. Hi Tammie Lee

    Wonderful and lovely small flowers!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Luiz

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  16. This would definately be a flower that would catch my eye. But I too do not have the name to help you out. Beautiful shots. Smiles
    B

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  17. Dowhatulove is correct. It's Water Smartweed (Polygonum Amphibium).

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  18. very pretty.
    I did try to look it up in an online Montana field guide with no luck, but here is the link if you wish to check it yourself.
    http://montana.plant-life.org/index.html

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  19. Thank you all for visiting and guessing what flower this may be. Shannanigans, I can see why you guessed the flowers you did. I never saw the orchid you mention and look forward to meeting it one day!

    The first person to guess the correct I.D. of this flower is dowhatyoulove! Yea, congratulations and thank you for letting us all know!

    With warmth,
    Tammie

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  20. I love these wild flowers!! Often we've got no idea what they're called. But they hardly fail to delight us whenever spotted :)

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  21. That's such a clear and in-focus photo: very pretty!

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  22. I have never seen one of these before and it is very beautiful

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  23. Well I never! A water smart weed. Well, she is cute as a button but she is not a bimbo because she is water smart weed. LOL!

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  24. I just love the internet, don't you. All of these helpful people coming to your rescue to help you identify this beautiful little flower. Hope you all have a great day!

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  25. Your photos are stunnng and I am soooo envious for your setting!!! Wehave not had a flake of snow hear in VA this year!! :(
    Thanks for coming by my blog by way of Street Team ! WHat a pleasure to meet you and to know of your wonderful blog!! I will be back!!
    Hugs!
    Elizabeth

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  26. OMG!! That elephant link is the cutest darn thing I have ever ever ever seen. They do love companionship. Thank you for sending!!!

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  27. I can't help you with it's name, but I can certainly stand with you in the presence of such beauty.

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  28. That delicate flower looks so much as if it has soft berries encircled by rays of fragile, sun-tipped stamens! A fascinating flower and so love the soft lilac shade!

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  29. That's a lovely blossom. I don't know what it is.

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  30. Beautiful shot! And it seems from looking at the other comments that you found out what flower it is. If this turns out not to be it, let me know and I can forward the link to my brother who also lives in Montana. He loves wildflowers and might have an idea too.

    Thanks for visiting my Macro Monday post!

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  31. :)...what a cheerful looking little flower. I'm glad you found out what it is...

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  32. That pretty slip of purple sent me off into Google-land (where I found nothing at all), and I forgot until now to come back and tell you how refreshing it was to see this bit of color. Glad someone else was more successful in their search!

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie