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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

K for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 5: K is for.....

Well, wouldn't you know.

This bright little flower captured a spot in a patio crack and looked so appealing, I decided it should stay.




According to my best research I recently (yesterday) learned that it might be a Krigia dandelion.

I'll wait to be corrected by those who know plants and don't give their heart away to any weed just because it sports a cheerfully spunky blossom and requires no upkeep.

Anyone?

~~~♥~~~♥~~~♥~~~

32 comments:

Mara said...

I wouldn't know about the name, I am just wondering where the stem has gone!

Sylvia K said...

Well, I don't know what it's name is, but it is a cheerful looking little bugger and we always use one of those!!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

anthonynorth said...

Well, I can definitely tell you it's a flower and it's yellow.
As you can guess, I'm no gardener.

Geraldine said...

They are spunky flowers/weeds, arent they?

Hope all is well Sue. Hugs, G

Life with Kaishon said...

How beautiful! I love it! Yellow is so cheery!

Beverley Baird said...

You have elevated the lowly dandelion - great shot!

photowannabe said...

Well it works for me anyway....I didn't know that dandelions had special names. Great way to use the letter k.

if said...

I love yellow....so bright!

swapnap said...

Glad you decided it should stay
for it would bring a sunshine joy
every day.

April Belle said...

LOL... I would gladly give my heart to a weed if it gladdened my day! Of course once I learned it was a weed, I'd probably have to pull it out... you know, by the roots...

:)

(I've got a new bloggie... changes are afoot!)

Linda Jacobs said...

Dandelions get such a bad rap but, really, they are so bright and cheerful. They should be honored like yours!

Michelle Johnson said...

i'm no gardener but that's a beautiful yellow flower. hope all is well.

Hildred and Charles said...

Well, a dandelion by any other name would be as cheerful and sunny as your Krigia. I see the odd perky dandelion out these days, but haven't stop to ask their name....

Janie said...

I don't know the name, but Krigia works well for K. It's a beautiful flower, whatever its name.

magiceye said...

krigia it is ;)

beautifully shot!

RuneE said...

We don't have Krigia dandelion in Europe, so I can only applaud its beauty. Thank you for sharing!

Roger Owen Green said...

klever take on the topic.

Irene said...

I am so cheered by this dandelion. It's such a cheery yellow.

Reader Wil said...

It's a dandelion alright, and it looks like a Krigia dandelion.
The photo is brilliant.

SparkleFarkle said...

I love how Krigia is wearing her hair. There's something so magical about dandelion curls!

Q said...

A lovely dandelion.
The flower of the poet.
Sherry

Nukke said...

That is not dandelion but yellow marigold :) Nice !!!!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Dandelion, one man's weed is another man's salad! Lovely yellow blossom, perfectly captured.

Joy said...

Its only a weed if you don't want it otherwise its a flower and a cheery yellow one at that. Lovely

Shirl said...

Whatever it is...it's a nice shot!
Thanks for stopping by

Rose said...

I've never heard of this before, Sue, but I happened to have my handy wildflower book next to the computer. Sure enough, there is a Krigia dandelion; not only that, but there are three different species! Yours looks very much like the bloom in the picture. I don't pull out anything that looks pretty and grows up on its own, unless someone tells me it's an invasive weed:)

jay said...

It's very hard to identify these 'dandelion' flowers without the leaves and a view of the whole plant, so I'm going with your Krigia! It's charming, anyway. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So many blossoms look like this. It's the leaves and stems that help in identification. Petty blossom. I'm glad you let it stay.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Well, I see we found out it is a krigia..weed or not it's very pretty. BTW, thanks for stopping by.

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for visiting my post about The King. When along the side of the road, a field of dandelions can be really beautiful. I like the colours in your shot. - Margy

Grace and Bradley said...

Was it a weed, how can it be, it is so beautiful.

Jama said...

It's so beautiful, what ever that weed is!