Sunday Picture Post: Painted Pink

How to theme a post which features photos of flowers as delicate and rare as an orchid, and as common and tough as hogweed. By colour, of course. So here you are:

The Pyramidal Orchid: 17 June 2019

And the reason there is only one is one’s all we found. Perhaps we were too early?

Downy Rose: 17 June 2019

I was reluctant to name this rose. Yet it could be nothing else with this depth of colour

Pink var. Hogweed: 17 June 2019

Although the usual hogweed has creamy-white flowers (see Friday Fauna: Painted Lady), pink- and even purple-flowered plants are also found.

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20 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Painted Pink

  1. So pretty! šŸ˜€ ā¤

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  2. Dale says:

    Gorgeous, as I have come to expect from you.

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  3. So beautiful! šŸ™‚

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  4. Violet Lentz says:

    The Downy Rose looks similar to the picture I sent you. Same leaves same yellow center. Hmmm

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  5. Such pretty photos! I’ve never seen pink hogweed (that I know of, at any rate) and the orchid is delightful. Wild roses are one of my favs.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Pink and purple could be East Anglian specialties, and even there you tend to find them confined to certain localities.
      As to wild roses: our hedges are full of them. The Downy Rose which I posted on Saturday, I have a photo of them that look like so many fried eggs held up on sticks. The bush was smoothed in the white blooms.
      But the orchids this year is a disappointment.

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  6. Joy Pixley says:

    You bring out the beauty of all three, Crispina! The hogweed seems too lovely to be given such a rude name.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Thank you, Joy. And I agree about the hogweed. But though the flowers are delicate, they are held aloft on sturdy (peashooter) stems, and the leaves can be massive. In fact, everything about it, except the flowers, are coarse. As a kid I used to gather it for the rabbits we kept. And it always grew amongst the stinging nettles!

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