Blogging from A-Z: Letter B


BLOGGING

BELLADONNA LILY

My own lily!

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Belladonna Lily (Amaryllis belladonna)

http://naturewatch.org.nz/taxa/61827-Amaryllis-belladonna

March is the time for these pretty lilies to appear.

They are also called

Naked Lady

(My thought on that could be because they only have this naked stalk with a crown of flowers?)

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Plant Collector: Amaryllis belladonna

The amaryllis family has only one solitary member and that is the belladonna – which stands for beautiful lady rather than the more common epithet of naked lady. The reference to nakedness comes from the plant’s habit of flowering before any foliage appears. This is another bulb from the Cape Province of South Africa and it is summer dormant. The flower pops up well before it actually comes into growth for the season. The colour range is from pure white through a gamut of pinks – pastel to bright sugar pink to a deep cerise bordering on red.

AFRIKAANS

BELLADONNA LELIE

Die lelie kom van die Kaap in Suid Afrika. Dit word  Maartlelie genoem omdat dit hoofsaaklik in Maart blom, net voor die winter kom.

Hier in New Zealand het hul nou amper klaar geblom. Dis so pragtig om hul te sien. Uit die bolle kom die stingels met die mooiste trosse blomme.

Ek het self die fotos hier bo geneem. Die eerste twee fotos is my eie Maartlelie. Ek is so bly hy oorleef. Verlede jaar was daar net twee blomme in die tros gewees. Hierdie keer is dit n lekker vol tros blomme.

VOLGENDE LETTER IS : 4 April- C-

Hier is n paar ekstra B-letters

https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/b-staan-vir-bees/

B…

https://hesterleynel.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/b-barbecue-braai/

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Author: scrapydo2.wordpress.com

Retired teacher interested in anything crafty: Scrap booking, card making, quilting, knitting etc. Everything about animals especially DOGS

20 thoughts on “Blogging from A-Z: Letter B”

  1. Pragtige fotos. Ons was verbaas om hierdie lelies ook hier aan die Natalse Suidkus aan te tref waar hulle wild groei teen die skadukant van die heuwels, sommer so tussen die suikerriet.

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