Thursday, 9 October 2008

Pink Mystery

I like to think I know the name of most plants and flowers, but this one has got me stumped. The plant was about three feet tall, was growing by the side of the River Chelt and had pink flowers that looked a bit like an orchid. Anyone know what it is? Then let me know!

13 comments:

said...

That's a beautiful flower. I just killed one a few months back. I guess I water too much.

Neva said...

I have no clue what it is......but it is pretty....

Jackie said...

I don't know either, but think it looks like an orchid too. You can get wild orchids so it could well be one.

Whatever it is, it's a lovely photo.

Lori said...

Wish I knew the name. It's beautiful though and it's wonderful that you found it growing wild. I agree that the shape makes one think of an orchid. Hope one of your readers solves the mystery!

babooshka said...

It has to be an orchid with that petal formation. I'm not at all good with flower names. Beautiful close up, nicely faded background and the pink really pops.

Tanya said...

It's just beautiful! I'm going with the Orchid guessers! Aren't the colors of nature simply amazing?!

Ms. Hays said...

I don't know the names of flowers, but my mother does & she says it's an orchid. Very pink & colorful!

Hilda said...

I'm absolutely hopeless with plant names, but it reminds me of the flower I captiond "yellow tongue" in my Magical blooms post in my other blog.

If you're really good with flowers, may I please ask you to visit that post and see if you can identify some of them? I only knew two of the twelve, then Elaine managed to identify one. That still leaves nine without names. And these are all in my garden! I'm pathetic, I know.

lynn said...

Wow a wild orchid in Cheltenham! Well spotted. Wish I'd found it! Beautiful photo, Marley.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photo, so much detail,

Gill in Canada

Bergson said...

no help from me
i like this pink flower

Hilda said...
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Hilda said...

Thanks for visiting the other blog, Marley. Don't worry your spicy little head about their names though. I just thought of inviting you in case you already knew some of them. I don't really mind not knowing their names — I just like flowers. :)

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