E.J.Wilkins

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Spring blooms


Ornithogalum umbellatum (Star of Bethlehem species)

Pictured growing wild in Portugal - March 2009.

I've never seen this as a wild flower in England although I have seen it in gardens. You can see from the grass stems (intruding lower right) how small this plant is.
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Spring blooms


Ornithogalum umbellatum (Star of Bethlehem species)

Pictured growing wild in Portugal - March 2009.

I've never seen this as a wild flower in England although I have seen it in gardens. You can see from the grass stems (intruding lower right) how small this plant is.
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comments (19)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 27 Mar 2009, 00:42
l getting a few lessons on how to present flowers today, beautiful Ellie
EJWilkins: Praise indeed, if only I deserved it! It was this picture or nothing wink
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 Mar 2009, 01:13
There have been many wonderful flower photos today and this one joins the party very well.
EJWilkins: Thank you smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 01:16
I see them as "lilies of the field," Ellie, and would just bask in them!
EJWilkins: They might not appreciate being basked in Ginnie, they'd get squashed, they're tiny little plants wink
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2009, 07:15
My, they are small! Your impressive shot does them full justice.

I know little about flowers and can't name many at all. I just know that most look pretty!
EJWilkins: Yes, they are tiny.

I'm lucky, I can name flowers, but there are loads of things I'm completely ignorant about smile
They are tiny and very pretty
EJWilkins: You're right, they are tiny and pretty smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 27 Mar 2009, 08:08
They are beautiful Ellie.
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 27 Mar 2009, 08:55
Lovely capture Ellie, they are such beautiful litte stars.
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 27 Mar 2009, 09:45
More flowers to test me Ellie - I've heard of it, but couldn't have named it. Interesting how the "common" names become just that, it must have been word of mouth I guess.
EJWilkins: Don't worry Mike, there won't be an exam at the end of the year wink
Always the best floral time Ellie.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2009, 10:07
Very delicate and fresh - the colours of spring.
Ingrid
Wonderful and delicate Ellie!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 13:27
Nicely spring-like! Portugal in March is probably great. I have to try that some day.
EJWilkins: It's a good time because even the hottest parts of the country are still green and vibrant, the temperatures are easier for some people too.
Yes Ellie Its here at last..Joanie knows this flower well..you made her day !..Nice one.
EJWilkins: Pleased to hear it, thanks smile
Nicely selected trio of these beautiful little plant Ellie.
EJWilkins: "They" say something about flowers being pictured in groups of three, but they aren't usually co-operative! wink
Very pretty and dainty. Thay are lovely.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Mar 2009, 07:45
A wonderful picture of wonderful flowers, I always enjoy looking at them.
I picture you on your knees and full attention that get this one 'right' this time of year is a delight, everything is starting to bloom again, asking to get captured in the full glory.
EJWilkins: Yes, I was on my knees when I took this picture, and trying hard to keep my own shadow out of the picture!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Mar 2009, 13:11
These grow wild in the UK too Ellie: occasionally I come acrossthem in hedgerows
EJWilkins: Really? I've never, ever seen them, what a treat it would be to find some smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Mar 2009, 13:55
Yes, beautiful spring blossoms- we have a nice term "Doldiger Milchstern/milkstar)- so small and so gentle! Do you know in England also the "Blaustern/Bluestar", growing wild allover in springtime!
EJWilkins: I've had to google "Blaustern", seems to be either Harebells, Bluebells or little Scillas?
Very nice !

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