Friday, April 17, 2009

Below in the darkness, but shielded

A dark flower (that appears, briefly, in the secret places of our woods always around Holy Week). For the Orthodox Christians, now under the heaviness of "Good" Friday and Holy Saturday.
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13 comments:

Reader Wil said...

A very remarkable flower! I have never seen a black flower!

CathM said...

What an amazing flower... black, wow!

Fida said...

I love those dark colours. I just wandered through a part of a garden in the Tessin (Switzerland) that is dedicated to black flowering beauties - it was amazing.

jeannette stgermain said...

Wow, how symbolic! The only other flowers I know are a blue-black variety tulip they've propagated in Holland. Do you know the scientific name of it?

D said...

That is very interesting. Is it some sort of lily?

bennie and patsy said...

Well that is amazing.
Patsy

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

does it have a scent?

Pietro said...

An interesting flower, Dina.
A 2004 painting of mine (exhibited, at the moment) is called The black flowers!

Kay said...

That is such a beautiful and unusual flower. I wonder what it is. Very interesting.

Dina said...

Thanks for writing, friends. Last year I posted a flower like this one and got all kinds of suggestions for names in the Comments.
See
http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/04/hidden-beauty.html

I now think the flower is a Palestine arum, Arum palaestinum, in Hebrew luf eretzyisraeli.
Apparently the plant's common names are Adam-and-Eve plant, black calla lily, caladium, cuckoopint, Italian arum, Solomon's lily, dragon arum.

Abe Lincoln said...

I like the looks of this flower in black. Wow. I have some "black" iris or we call them "flags" that could possibly look similar to this but I think the black flags are green when they emerge from the ground.

Calla Lily. How neat that is.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

we have this flower in crete too - it is a kind of lily, and i think it is rather stinky when you cut it!

Libby Murphy said...

Oh wow Mother Nature is truly spectacular. I've never heard of such, nor will I probably ever see one of these. Thanks for posting this photograph.
Happy Twirls