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Some kind of weed that blooms in the Spring before the grass greens up for the lawn mower. One of my sisters remembers that (as children in Kentucky) we used to 'call them' Easter flowers. I don't recall that, but it could be true. Maybe they used to appear around Easter time??? If you have a vivid imagination, you might see an Easter Bunny if you cut off part of the bloom. I think it's a pretty little flower when it's blown up on the computer screen. The blossom is about ½ inch (11-12 mm.) in size.
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Mar 04 2014 03:57 GMT fhelsing PRO
Very small, but very pretty!
Mar 04 2014 04:49 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Fleur. They remind me of pitcher plants.
Mar 04 2014 04:53 GMT MargNZ
Very pretty Larry ... I love their ears :))
Mar 04 2014 05:28 GMT Annamaria
They sure are lovely, Larry! They look like little orchids... really beautiful!! ;-)
Mar 04 2014 07:05 GMT superJoan
Wonderful macro shot.. all the little hairs are so clear....we used to pich them as children and their EARS wobble....happy memories
Mar 04 2014 08:30 GMT bandsix
They are very pretty, Larry...and I can see how they could look like an Easter Bunny:)) Delightful in original view:))
Mar 04 2014 09:34 GMT Papagena
A magnificent delicate flower !! Lovely soft colours too !! Indeed a part of its shape reminds little bunnies !! ;^)
Mar 04 2014 09:35 GMT junne PRO
it looks as if it is a meat eating plant. ready to close the door on anything that has entered .
Mar 04 2014 14:43 GMT wijnie58
What a lovely flower, Larry....:-))
Mar 04 2014 15:31 GMT Lalbabu
A superb closeup of these tiny flowers !!!!!
Mar 05 2014 01:36 GMT larrybenedict
Günter, I've been thinking the same thing. They do look like carnivores. For all I know, they might be.
Mar 05 2014 01:36 GMT larrybenedict
Me too Margaret.
Mar 05 2014 01:37 GMT larrybenedict
Anna-Maria, I have to agree with you. I have tried to grow orchids without much luck, but these weeds are easy.
Mar 05 2014 01:39 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Joan..........so they grow well over there as well?
Mar 05 2014 01:42 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Barbara. I downsized the original so it would post quicker. I sharpened the photo just a touch in the Picasa3 program.
Mar 05 2014 01:44 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Ruth. I have a vivid imagination, so it is easy for me to see the bunny part of the flower.
Mar 05 2014 01:48 GMT larrybenedict
Lalbabu, it was a bright sunshiny day so I crouched down and used my body to put the flower in shadow. By bracing my elbows on my knees, I was able to steady the camera a bit. I have to give Canon the kudos for their image stabilizers. In the past, I always used a tripod.....I have 4 or 5 of different sizes. :-)
Mar 05 2014 01:52 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Wijnie. I am over 6 feet tall, so, looking down...the first thing I notice is the bright reddish bud of the flower and not much detail. These weeds grow in abundance in the early spring so I don't have to go in search of them. For most of my life, I never paid much attention to the tiny flowers.
Mar 05 2014 04:11 GMT martini957
I see bunny ears....down right pretty little flower...cool shot
Mar 05 2014 19:56 GMT Jeanmac
This is a very pretty flower and I love the colour of it.:))
Mar 06 2014 02:23 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Jean. I agree with you on both counts.
Mar 06 2014 18:46 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Thanks for sharing these little beauties with us!
Mar 07 2014 00:36 GMT larrybenedict
Thank YOU for taking a look at them Sylvia.