Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Sulphur cinquefoil is an invasive member of the rose family that came to North America from Europe in the early 1900's. Originally a native of the eastern Mediterranean area its first known appearance in North America was in Ontario, Canada. Since then it has spread through out much of the northern part of the continent.

15 comments:

Quilt Works said...

Lovely color and fine details. I like the how well the center of the flower came out.


...Weird flower!

Pamela said...

Just beautiful!

I love that yellow. Its so sunshiny.

Pam

Jama said...

Beautiful flower!

Denise said...

I love the lighting in your photo. A beautiful shot!

Xavi said...

Beautiful capture of Potentilla recta.
Happy 2010!!

eden said...

simply beautiful and thanks for sharing some information about it..

guild-rez said...

Happy New Year!!
Great shots!!
I am always amazed how invasive species spread over large areas.
Thank you for sharing the picture
and information.

Tes said...

Amazing macro, I can almost touch its hairy stem and velvety petals! Good capture!

SandyCarlson said...

It's good to be here this a.m. Your blog offers so much. This is a gorgeous flower.

ellen said...

what a great entry you have!wishing you all the best in 2010!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful species of the rose family. The yellow colors is gorgeous.

Coffeedoff said...

It is very pretty!

Chie Wilks said...

awesome shot...stunning flower..and informative post..thanks for the sharing th info about this flower


mine is here

i beati said...

memories haven't seen for awhile

Darla said...

Such a buttery yellow!!