Our Place: Mellow Yellow Monday~ June 28, 2010~ Glorisa
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Monday, June 28, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday~ June 28, 2010~ Glorisa

 It's Mellow Yellow Monday again and time to share what's yellow in our lives!
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I have a few of these interesting flowering vines growing in my yard.





I have 2 colors - the yellow, which I'm showing today, and the red one- which is in the wikipedia info I have posted below.

They are beautiful flowers and new to me in recent years. I was surprised, reading some of the facts about this plant!

Whatever else they may be, they do produce beautiful flowers!

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Gloriosa (genus)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Gloriosa
Gloriosa superba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Colchicaceae
Genus: Gloriosa
L.
Species
See text.

Gloriosa superba

Climbing lilly

Gloriosa superba in Tamil Nadu, India
Gloriosa is a genus of five or six species in the plant family Colchicaceae, from tropical Africa and Asia. They are tender, tuberous rooted deciduous perennials, adapted to summer rainfall with a dormant dry season. Their native range is Africa, Southeastern Asia and parts of Malaysia, but they are now widely cultivated[1]. All parts of the plant contain colchicine and related alkaloids and are therefore dangerously toxic if ingested, especially the tubers; contact with the stems and leaves can cause skin irritation.
Various preparations of the plant are used in traditional medicines for a variety of complaints in both Africa and India.


More info found here on Wikipedia



Junie

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6 Comments:

At June 28, 2010 at 2:35 PM , Blogger eileeninmd said...

Juneie, very pretty! They look like a tropical flower.

 
At June 28, 2010 at 3:22 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Eileen,

Yes, they do look tropical! I had not known this flower until recently! I was fascinated with it and excited to get some growing at our place.


Junie

 
At June 28, 2010 at 5:11 PM , Blogger Carletta said...

Looks like a an inside out type of lily! LOL
It's gorgeous. I should check into getting some of these.

 
At June 28, 2010 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Sally said...

Very beautiful, Junie!! :)

 
At June 28, 2010 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Earl's Daughter said...

These are gorgeous!


Happy Mellow Yellow Monday!

http://earlsdaughter.com/2010/06/mellow-yellow-mondays-628/

 
At June 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Thanks ALL, for visiting!

Carletta- this flower IS of the lily family but the way it grows is not at all like the lilies we know!

Welcome, Earl's Daughter-I'm always happy to see new faces around my blogs! Please feel free to check them all out.Check profile to find them all!

Junie

 

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