Floral Friday : Native Bloom

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The theme of this month's Floral Friday is Native Blooms and it's one that required a little research on my part. You see while I love photographing pretty flowers, I'm quite rubbish at identifying them. So I found this list through an online search for flowers native to New York and cross referenced it for a match in my photo archives and came up with the Wild Columbine which is quite a stunning bloom. The scientific name for it is Aquilegia canadensis. It is an herbaceus perennial typically featuring unique red and yellow flowers. There is no floral scent to them but they do produce a nectar which attracts hummingbirds. Wild Columbine usually grow in the late spring, reaching a height of 1 to 2.5 ft. I chose to present this flower in monochrome to highlight the delicate balance between the stamen, petals and sepals. This photo is also available as a print in my Etsy shop.

Do you know what flowers are native to the area you live in?

Floral Friday is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, email Trishie for next month's theme.



45 comments

Simera H said...

Amazing shot Rowena.
Have a beautiful weekend.
Beautetude

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Gorgeous indeed. Interesting that you chose to present it in black and white! Have always enjoyed your floral friday captures!

One of my favourite flowers is tulip! I hope to see one of it some day, from you, haha.

Have a beautiful weekend ahead *_^

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! I am as you, unfortunately Im not able to identify flowers, so I dont know which ones are native the area I live, but I will search as now Im curious. Btw, I didnt know the wild columbine was the native one to NYC. Its a beautiful bloom and for sure your shot is stunning, love the choice to make is in b&w, seems almost in 3d :) Have a wonderful weekend my dear, many hugs xo

Royal Wang said...

that is so beautiful makes me so happy

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trishie said...

That is a stunning picture. I don't think I have seen the wild columbine before. And I have to admit this theme required some research on my part too, which I found interesting.

Stanislava E. said...

I googled it because I was curious to see what colour it has. It's really beautiful and I haven't seen it in my country. I really like the photo you have taken. It's unusual and original! The most popular flower from my country is the Bulgarian rose. We have a region that is called the Rose Valley. I have captured some Bulgarian roses on my blog but I am almost sure you have seen them. Have a great weekend, Rowena!

getcarriedaway said...

such a beautiful flower!
happy weekend sweety!

Jackie Harrison said...

Simple but yet beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend doll.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful flower! Have a good weekend!

Elle Sees said...

yes i have! this is lovely.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Such a stunning flower :))) Happy weekend doll xx

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Such a gorgeous shot! x

mariafelicia magno said...

Hi dear,this post is very interesting..
the pic is amazing..
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Jane said...

i am missing out on this month's floral friday but love how everyone gave a bit of information on their native blooms! so great to see and read :)

Maggie Dallospedale said...

Hi beautiful Rowena,
This flower is so awonderful.
Love your words.
Kisses
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Kate Mossy said...

I love that you chose to use black and white for a flower. It brings out the elegance of the petals and stamens.

Maru Ramirez said...

Oh this is beautiful! So delicate and pretty

Lena L said...

Another beautiful photo, Rowena! :)
I've had a very busy week and this image is really soothing and calming.
Have a great weekend. <3

Paola Lauretano said...

Wonderful shot!!!
Happy friday!!!
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Beauty said...

It is so pretty and thanks to you I now know the name of this flower. Great Post.

Corinne said...

I'm rubbish with plant names and I have no idea what flowers are native to Leeds. This picture is lovely.

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Ivana Split said...

we're much alike when it comes to this..you see I love taking photos of nature (flowers too) but I never know the scientific names for planst and flowers...I always have to look them up! but we learn that way!

This photo is outstanding...I could stare at it forever....

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katherine lou said...

This is such a gorgeous photo!!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That picture is stunning! I wasn't able to find any native flowers around me. Oh, well :)

My Garden Diaries said...

LOVE Wild Columbine!!!!! Your photo is outstanding and highlights its beauty perfectly! Fantastic decision to capture it in black and white! Knocked me off the couch Rowena!!! A wonderful weekend to you!! Nicole xo

Shirley Tay said...

Good take, Rowena! Well, Orchid is Singapore's national flower. Do you like orchids? xoxo
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

That's stunning. Well done. I'm getting better at identifying flowers. It definitely takes time.

Diana Ashuayem said...

Beautiful!
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Beatrice Euphemie said...

Very pretty - aren't flowers just amazing?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo! While I really appreciate the beauty of flowers, I am not sure I would be able to name more than ten kinds... :/

Alicia Mackin said...

I don't know specifically what is considered native to this area. But I know one of first memories of flowers are tulips. We had a little round cut out on the front lawn and in it, my mom planted a bunch of tulips and I use to love to wait for them in the spring.

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Gabrielle said...

The theme of Floral Friday is a truly wonderful way of greeting the weekend! We're in the same boat on often not being able to identify particular flowers, despite often photographing them .. well done for researching this one, Rowena! :)

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Beautiful! Have a great weekend!!!

Lenya said...

Beautiful photo Rowena. No I don't think I know which flowers are native, tho.
Happy weekend
xox
Lenya
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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hi Rowena! I love flowers as much as you are my favorite roses, hortencias, carnations, etc. A native flower of my country is the cantuta. Happy weekend!

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rowena,

Love the way you have captured the beautiful flower and it looks perfect in monochrome.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend
Many thanks for the kind visit and note you left me - I appreciate this.
hugs
Carolyn

Coco said...

I don't know much about flowers, but the photo is gorgeous as is the flower!
Baci,
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Style and Paper said...

So beautiful!!

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What Kenny Hearts said...

Very nice shot! Happy Monday. :D


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Areeba said...

This is very beautiful! I think the native flower in my area is bougainvillea.

Sorana Nistor said...

What a beautiful photo my dear ! Simply amazing !
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Jessica said...

I don't really know that much about flowers. Maybe that's something to read about this winter?

I hope you had a great weekend!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Kim Alston said...

Hmmm, hibiscus I think! LOL Trees would be Oak, Crepe Myrtles. I need to brush up on this! LOL
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Michelle Nahom said...

Gorgeous!

Monica L said...

Beautiful photo Rowena! I love flowers!:)

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