Colour and Texture

Gold/orange: Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or Lily of the Incas. Available in a wide range of colours.

Pink/red: Astrantia, commonly called masterwort or Hattie’s pincushion!

Lemon yellow/thistle-like seedhead: Urospermum dalechampii

Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Photos taken 7-9 December 2020.
–taken by Liz except for photo 4 by Nigel.

Click on any photo to enlarge

Next: note the thistle-like seedhead (edge of the garden, bottom of photo).

Next three photos: the thistle-like seedhead.

Next: recommend to click x2 on the image to get the full enlargement.

Below are the flowers that produce the thistle-like seedheads.
The flowers and seedheads of this plant are lovely!

Text and photos by Liz – except photo 4 by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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    1. It is beautiful seen close-up, in all its lovely detail. Seeing these flowers, especially the fabulous alstroemeria, has lifted my spirits on a very grey and soggy day! 🙂

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        1. I enjoy all your flowerful posts at this time of year – they’re a great defence against dreary winter days here. 🙂 (And spellcheck didn’t object to ‘flowerful’, hehe!)

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    1. Wow Steve! there’s a marked difference between your environment and mine. We’ve just been for a local bush walk, a short drive from home. We’ve visited this public domain before but haven’t previously explored the bush track. I think you’ll enjoy the pics once I get them prepared and posted. We found some interesting stuff. Stay warm and cosy!

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    1. I’ve come to be pretty fond of it myself – I like some colours more than others though! There’s plenty of choice to cater to everyone’s taste 🙂


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