AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lilac and White Swirls on the Vine

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ These tiny flowers are just beginning to open at the beginnning of Autumn on the Mornington Peninsula.
They open in swirls and seem to grow in tiered clusters on my archway vine.
I have no idea what they are.
Today's Flowers #33

Like swirls of lilac
Subtle arcs of gentle white
Sweet unknown beauty

Pic by Gemma Wiseman


Linda said...

Snail creeper?

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Looks like it is in the Pea family (Fabaceae). It is a very cool looking flower.

lilly said...

Whatever it is, great photos.

Rune Eide said...

They had nice colours, whatever they are.


A funny shape on the flower, and I have no idea what it is! But beautiful they are, indeed!

Naturegirl said...

Delicate little gems that speak of Spring! Lovely!! Have a wonderful
day filled with color!

Anonymous said...

These flowers are very pretty. Such lovely colors.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I just love the different colours, lovely flower what ever it is.

Gill in Canada

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

The very delicate looking and beautiful flowers on this creeper are called Phaseoulus caracalla, or simply called Snail flower. They are from tropical America. The plant is related to the scarlet runner bean!

Tarolino said...

Snail flower. A fitting name in some sense. Really exquisite flowers. How beautifully the lilac colour changes into pure white.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely flowers! Snail flower, eh? Makes snese they are relatives of scarlet runners - the leaf and flower shapes are similar.

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Barbara said...

I have never seen these before. They are very beautiful. You did a great job capturing them.
Smiles B

Unknown said...

Great photos........Autumn? that's weird while we are embracing spring..

Anonymous said...

Love your picture..grows wild along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, Canada!

It is a wild sweet pea flower from the family a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to the eastern Mediterranean region from Sicily east to Crete.

Shari said...

those are so pretty!



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