Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hidden beauty


Shabbat shalom. Flowers, strange ones, for Shabbat. We discovered these in a secret corner of the forest. I've never seen an almost black flower. Anyone know its name?
Our woods are full of secrets and mystery and history.

13 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Wow never seen something like that before although I'v seen a black rose in this mans collection, he was most unwilling to share it with anyone and claimed there were only a few in the whole world.

Dina said...

Yeah, D. Rebel, black is beautiful, all right. So the man wouldn't even show his rose to anyone? Well, now that you mention it, I am not about to guide anyone to the secret place here, either.

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Olga said...

Hi Dina, thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is very interesting, looking forward to visit Jerusalem Hills through it :)

Dina said...

Around the World, thanks for including Jerusalem Hills! I see you're doing a lot of work in your blog world.

Ahalan Olga from over in Tel Aviv. Welcome to the other side of our little country!

Mary Helen said...

I've always wanted to visit Jerusalem hills and explore the great history of the area. I've always wished I had went into your field...
I love your photos and writings,
Mary

Rambling Round said...

I don't know what this flower would be, never seen one before. Looks kind of lily-like though.

Rambling Round said...

Dina, google "black calla lily." It looks like your flower! However, I would not think it would grow wild. The "elephant ear" caladiums beside it are also a bulb, so I bet somebody planted these some time back.

Chrisss said...

Wow never seen that before. Better keep it a secret Dina :o)

Uma por Dia said...

Fantastic!
Thanks for sharing.

Liz Gulley said...

The flower is a Jack-In-The-Pulpit (Arisaema). The flaplike spathe is green or purplish brown, often striped, and curves gracefully over the club-shaped spadix ;(the "Jack" or preacher in his canopied pulpit). Flowers tiny, at base of spadix; staminate and pistillate flowers often on separate plant. Leaves 1 or 2, long-stalked, 3-parted. Fruit a cluster of scarlet berries, 1-3 ft. This is a woodland plant.

Dina said...

After getting all kinds of suggestions and doing some research, I now think the flower is a Palestine arum, Arum palaestinum, in Hebrew
luf eretzyisraeli.
Thanks for all who helped.
Meanwhile, I am discovering more of them over on the east side of our "mountain."

Dina said...

Oh, and apparently the plant's
common names are Adam-and-Eve plant, black calla lily, caladium, cuckoopint, Italian arum, Solomon's lily, dragon arum.
It is toxic to any poor animals which taste the plant.
Liz--the American Jack-in-the-pulpit is related, but not exactly the same.