Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: September 22, 2016 | Pages: -1- 2... 

THALICTRUM rochebruneanum

A chapter in the book FLORALS

.....A 'Lavender Mist'

by PeglegDeb

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Occasionally the common names given to plants baffle me. Others, however, represent the plant in a way that describes it so perfectly that the botanical name is not needed. 'Lavender Mist' easily fits the second category. It is a strongly upright plant with just a couple of flowering stalks extending about 7' up from a low-growing rosette of leaves. The stalks are a deep wine color and the leaves, at ground level only, are finely textured and bluish-green in color. From a distance the flowering plant looks like a haze of purple, when you step closer it's much easier to see the individual flowers.

Tiny, pendulous, lavender-purple balls appear, in late summer, in loose, airy clusters atop the stems. As seen in this photo the little purple balls open up into dainty, five-petaled flowers with contrasting yellow stamens. It is one of the more difficult flowers in my gardens to photograph as I must pull the stem down slightly in order to see the individual blossoms.....makes working w/ my camera a challenge for sure. When massed, the overall effect of the bloom is spectacular but it's worth the effort to photograph these beautiful, tiny flowers as well.

Post Type Photography Mixed Media None
In my gardens. Slight crop and sharpen. Narrow border added.

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