Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sparaxis In Red And Yellow

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Get your yellow on!  

I took this yesterday (Saturday in the northern hemisphere) when the sun came out for a few precious minutes. I love the contrast of the bright colors of the petals of this Sparaxis, also known by its common name Harlequin Flower, against the brown earth.

Sparaxis comes in many colors, another of which you can see here. They propagate easily by dropping bulblets that form in the stems when they die back, and then pop up everywhere in my yard in early Spring - even in the lawn.

Photographers are posting photos featuring yellow over on Monday Mellow Yellows.

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Sylvia K said...

Oh, that is so colorful and so beautiful, Christine!! I don't think I've ever seen one before! And what wonderful capture! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a great new week with lots more colorful flowers!!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Christine girl thank you for that link on Mayleen clematis .. so pretty ! It is in a higher zone than I garden but I think I would be willing to give it a try if ever I see one : )
Love this colourful Sparaxis .. I had some a while back in yellow and orange I think .. till the squirrel mafia thought it made a good snack ? haha
Yours are certainly eye candy !

s.c said...

A great spectacular color combination. I like it.

Gemma Wiseman said...

This flower has such an extraordinary bright contrast of colours. Stunning macro.