Saturday, April 7, 2012

G is for ....

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   Sorry the letter G is a little late today. It got caught up in a google crash last night. 
   Don't worry it is fine. Just a few minor injuries, but to be safe they kept it overnight for observation.

   Now to G.  G has two flowers for you today. The first one is "Goat-footed Morning Glory" Ipomoea pes-caprae, also know as the "Railroad Vine". Texas actually has over 20 species of morning glories. I love the dusty rose color of this one. Morning Glories are so named for the flowers that bloom in the morning and close up later in the day. This one got it's name from the shape of the leaves. The "Goat-footed Morning Glory" can be found in the dunes along the Gulf coast. They help in stabilizing the dunes, so are a very important part of the gulf coast eco-system. This flower blooms from June all the way through to November.

Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Guide

   Our next G flower is "Great Solomon's Seal"   Polygonatum biflorum. This little flowers is easy to miss because not only is it a rare plant, but the flowers are on the underside of the leaves. "Great Soomon's Seal" is a member of the lily family and can be found in the East Texas woodland areas. The tiny flowers bloom in the spring from March through May.

Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Guide


Pa Ul said...

lovely flower
do check out my G at GAC a-z

Laura Eno said...

Is that what happened...all of my google-related things wigged out this morning!

I always thought there was only one morning glory. (I don't know anything about plants!)

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

I find the letter G is always running late. Usually behind the F.

Jennifer Lane said...

This is great! I never know the names of flowers. The morning glory isn't as glorious as I'd expect.

Jemi Fraser said...

Both such delicate pretty flowers :)