Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tall Buttercup

Tall buttercup is an invasive species that originated in Europe. The buttercup family gets its name from the yellow, butter, color of the blooms.
Every time that I see buttercups I am reminded of the movie The Princess Bride. Directed by Rob Reiner this has to be in the top 5 funniest movies of all time. The reason why the flowers remind me of the movie is because the princess in the story is named buttercup.

9 comments:

guild-rez said...

I love the buttercups.
Have always some in my garden.
They are opportunistic colonisers, and considered as garden weeds.

Great pictures!!
Have a nice Sunday.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shots of the buttercups! I think this shade of yellow is a challenge to capture well..and you DID IT!

BJ Roan said...

I'm a fan of the movie, too. I agree, it's a funny one! Beautiful Buttercup!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

The population of these seems to be diminshing around here. I hardly ever see them. Nice capture of the flowers.

Lui said...

Clear photos and I have yet to see one here. Or maybe I was not looking well enough!

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous photos.

Aerie-el said...

Great movie, and great photo!

Carver said...

I love buttercups. They remind me of my childhood when we made buttercup necklaces.

Kathy said...

Buttercup is such a sweet name. I didn't realize it was an invasive plant. If a plant inundates you, it might as well be pretty!