Thursday, May 14, 2009

deadnettle

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11 comments:

Alenka said...

Naravna orhideja ...
Všeč. Sem jo tudi že slikala to pomlad ...

quilly said...

What an intriguing looking flower! And can you explain that name? Deadnettle -- since the plant is very much alive, I wonder, is it a killer?

Devika said...

I had the same doubt as quilly! :)

Nice photo, Polona

wishes,
devika

Masago said...

cool!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Rich, refreshing and rare! I haven't seen a flower such as this ever before!

Have a wonderful weekend!

jem said...

Those flowers are a bit creepy - they look like mouths, with little beards beneath!

get zapped said...

for some reason this make me want a salad :)

polona said...

thanks all.

why is it called deadnettle, you ask? because it doesn't sting, simple as that - and the leaves resemble those of a stinging nettle

genus lamium, btw, from the mint family

(za alenko - ustnatice, mrtva kopriva - in ni v sorodu z orhidejami)

Alenka said...

Hvala. Vem, vem, da ni, jo dobro poznam. Le cvet se zdi podoben (vidimo, kar želimo) in meni je bolj drag od vzgojenih pravih orhidej.

Lep vikend!

Janice Thomson said...

That's quite the flower when seen up close. Excellent macro!

Jaime said...

We have stinging nettle, but I don't think I have ever seen it bloom....in fact, I don't think I could identify it in the forest. Now you've got me wondering if I should be looking for the bloom, if it is as interesting as your deadnettle!