Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Adder's Tongue stamens for Ruby Tuesday

I always thought this flower got its name. adder's tongue from these red stamens. they appear a bit startling in their colour and shape.I thought they might have been compared to a snake's tongue  But I can find nothing that relates to the reasons for the adder's tongue  naming of this wildflower. The other names Trout Lily, Fawn Lily and dog-toothed violet are more understanding.  This wildflower though is not a violet but a lily. For more detailed information about its other names I refer you to a post I previously did on this naming topic in May 2008,can be found at:
http://naturetales.blogspot.com/2008/05/dogtooth-violet.html

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4 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Nice turnabout for Ruby Tuesday. Yesterday's back view was beautiful but this is stunning. I like how the petals curl up like a Dutch hat to show off those stamens.

Kathiesbirds said...

Wow, what a name for a flower! Great idea!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Lovely photo and yes, it has that lily personality, for sure!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like it,no matter what the name.
BLessings,Ruth