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At last it has put in an appearance....worth the wait!
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Apr 06 2011 18:52 GMT sini
Wonderful fritillaria!:)
Apr 06 2011 18:53 GMT Donjames
Wow, I dont think Ive seen one of these before, very interesting indeed.
Apr 06 2011 18:54 GMT bandsix
thank you sini...they have to be amongst my favourite flowers.....
Apr 06 2011 18:55 GMT bandsix
Thanks Don...their common name is 'the snakeshead fritillary' for obvious reasons....
Apr 06 2011 18:56 GMT Lie
A beauty !
Apr 06 2011 19:03 GMT bandsix
Thank you Lie....
Apr 06 2011 19:41 GMT saffi9
about time barbara :)
Apr 06 2011 19:53 GMT FLUMP
i only recently discovered these (on FT) and i agree they are worth the wait and will have to be a fav from now on
Apr 06 2011 20:28 GMT bandsix
Yes I thought so too, Dave, but it has been perishing here until just recently!
Apr 06 2011 20:29 GMT bandsix
It's a good site to see all sorts of things from all over the world not seen before isn't it ?
Apr 07 2011 03:30 GMT larrybenedict
I love this things!! Probably because we don't have them where I live. Is this in your garden Barbara, or did you just stumble upon it on one of your outings? It's my understanding that the bulbs are poisonous???
Apr 07 2011 05:22 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful, Barbara!! ;-)
Apr 07 2011 08:41 GMT bandsix
These are growing in my garden Larry, and I love them...they are of the Lily family, and if prepared properly they are used in medication (mainly Chinese) as a cough remedy, but I think you are right, if they are ingested without preparation they are poisonous. The name apparently comes from the Latin for 'dice box' because of the chequered pattern, and it is the county flower of Oxfordshire....
Apr 07 2011 08:41 GMT bandsix
thank you Anna-Maria!
Apr 07 2011 17:46 GMT bandsix
thank you hunju... :)
Apr 07 2011 18:04 GMT bennystr
Such a beauty!
Apr 07 2011 21:05 GMT bandsix
Benny, thank you for the comment :)

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