Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What's that?

This is a "what is it?" post. I caught this flower in the French Quarter of New Orleans near the Cafe Du Monde. It's strange looking, but really eye catching. I don't have a clue what it is. Do you?

Other City Daily Photo blogs today with flower shots --

Not my photo -- Ocean Township Daily Photo
White Sage --Phoenix Daily Photo
Our last rose of the season... -- Forks, Washington, Daily Photo

--steve buser


preilijuly said...

It seems that summer is still in full reign in the South - green and exuberant. Lovely! It awakes nostalgia in a Midwesterner heart - of summer which is gone.
I wonder, how does southern autumn look like? Does it ever get as colourful and beautiful as the famous New England fall? I'm looking forward to get a glimps of New Orleans' autumn through your pictures.

P.S. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments!


TOG said...

It's Hymenocallis caroliniana and you can goggle it. But I would call it a spider lily or a swamp lily, and if you goggle these common names you will find lot different lilies.

Steve Buser said...

Tiia -- we don't get the brilliant yellows and orange here as they do up north. Occasionally we get a hard freeze early and we get a display of colors, but nothing to compare to the autumns up north.

preilijuly said...

Thanks for explanation!

Aloha said...

I posted a photo of the same lily on my blog the other day with the same questions! (Thanks for the info Tog), I had never seen it before and as I have recently purchased my new property, I had no idea what it was when it started blooming...it is a incredible bloom, very striking and this is a lovely pic of it!

Andrée said...

i like the name spider lily better than swamp lily. it's a great flower.

Jilly said...

Beautiful plant an glad someone knew the name cos I wouldn't have done.

Juhi said...

Nice shot...you have a keen eye of looking fr smething unusual!

Moi said...

i know its a lily..which one, no clue!!! :D