Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dreaming of Spring: Ranunculus

The ranunculus bloom can be considered eye candy - their unique appeal is reminiscent of a miniature cabbage rose. It's one of our favorite all-time flowers.  Since we're dreaming of Spring, what better way to dream than to gaze at beautiful photos of these divine flowers?


























Ranunculus ( /ræˈnʌŋkjʊləs/)[1] is a large genus of about 600 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae. Members of the genus include the buttercups, spearworts, water crowfoots and the lesser celandine.

They are mostly herbaceous perennials with bright yellow or white flowers (if white, still with a yellow centre); some are annuals or biennials. A few species have orange or red flowers. There are usually five petals, but sometimes six, numerous, or none, as in R. auricomus. The petals are often highly lustrous, especially in yellow species. Buttercups usually flower in the spring, but flowers may be found throughout the summer, especially where the plants are growing as opportunistic colonisers, as in the case of garden weeds. ~ Wikipedia

5 comments:

  1. HPS!


    These flowers are beautiful! I think that they also dry nicely?


    Gabriela

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    1. I'm not sure, Gabriela - I think I'll try this year though.

      xoxo

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  2. All those beautiful flowers will dry nicely!
    Think Spring!!! :)
    Rosemary...

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  3. happy pink saturday! i love ranunculus...these photos are so pretty!!

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