Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 01/25/2014


Photo taken on August 14, 2013


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Yellow Straw Flower

Yellow Straw Flower
I'm always delighted to see a Straw Flower (Strawflower), of any colour. Just fascinated by how perfect they usually are. Love their paper-like petals. Photographed (macro) at the Reader Rock Garden on 14 August 2013.

The petals aren’t true petals at all, but in fact are modified leaves called bracts, that come in many colours, including yellow, orange, cream, pink, white, and purple.

"Xerochrysum bracteatum, commonly known as the golden everlasting or strawflower, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae native to Australia." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerochrysum_bracteatum

LeapFrog, MGN-Marcel, sasithorn_s, Cats 99 have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Janano -
Janano -
Stunning as usual Anne

Thanks for posting in:
Beautiful Flowers
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
It is a delight to see this beautiful strawflower. I do enjoy learning about things like the petals really being called bracts. The bracts are quite cool and I can see how they would be considered modified leaves. It makes for a wonderful uniqueness for these Straw Flowers.
3 years ago.
MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
This lovely image was admired in the
our ~ Wonderful Flowers ~ group.
3 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Seen in
A Single Flower.
www.ipernity.com/group/singleflower
Stunning example of floral Photography. A credit to your talent. Well done Anne Regards Tess
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Brilliant colours and outstanding details and clarity ... very well taken and nicely presented ... an outstanding shot of this!!
3 years ago.