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!


Gloriosa (genus)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gloriosa superba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Colchicaceae
Genus: Gloriosa
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


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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.


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!


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!



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