Round up for M

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Medium: Watercolor on paper
Participant: Priya
Magnolia is named after Magnol, a French botanist. It is a resident of America, South East Asia, China, Australia, South America and West Indies. There are many hybrid varieties and this painting is of Saucer Magnolia. During Spring it is a common sight to see a magnolia tree in full bloom with these pinkish white flowers. When you spot a magnolia tree with buds that are about to open, you can be sure that Spring is very near. The flowers bloom on bare branches even before the leaves have sprouted.

Marsh Marigold

Medium : Photography
Participant: Mythreyee
Marsh Marigold is wildflower is common in swampy areas and along stream banks. They emerge from shallow water or grow on small mounds holding the plant just above the water. During their dormant period the soil must not be allowed to dry at all. Marsh Marigolds are a welcome sight in early spring but seem to disappear as fast as they emerged. They transplant well but going into the spring muck to dig them up can not be described as easy. Adding Marsh Marigolds to a water garden is well worth the effort.

May Flower

Medium: Digital Photography
Participant: Bachodi
The beautiful May flower, better known in the Indian subcontinent as the gul mohar.


Medium : Oil on Canvas board
Participant: Sree
Melampodium looks very similar to the common sunflower and belongs to the species - Melampodium paludosum. It does not require any special care except for abundant sunlight. Small button like flowers come in yellow and sometimes white and the plants are bushy rarely growing higher than a meter. It is also called blackfoot. The flowers dry up to release small seeds which fall off and grow into new plants prolifically.

Mimosa Pudica

Medium: Digital Photography
Participant: Prashanth M
Mimosa pudica, a weed and a touch-me-not.

Morina longifolia

Medium: Digital Photography
Morina longifolia is an Himalayan wildflower with thistle like foliage, pink and white flowers, in whorls, borne on two-three feet tall spikes. Flowers (in the Valley of Flowers) between June and September.

Morning Glory

Medium: Digital Photography
Participant: Shilpa
Morning Glory is a fast growing trailing plant with heart shaped leaves and trumpet shaped flowers. They are native to tropical America and belong to the genus Ipomoea. They are popular in gardens and are grown to cover fences and compound walls. The twining vines can be troublesome if left unchecked, but the flowers are always a delight when in bloom.

You can find a digital art entry of this flower on Flower Fest under their genus name Ipomoea.

Mountain Harebell

Medium: Digital Photography
Participant: Manisha
Mountain harebells, from the genus Campanula are typically found in the montane and subalpine zones. Mountain harebells have bell-shaped blue-violet flowers that are about an inch in length. These are also known as bluebells of Scotland.

Muscari Armeniacum

Medium: Digital Photography
Participant: Shilpa
Muscari Armeniacum is one of the early spring flowers from the Hyacinthcea family. The green spikes shoot up from the ground and produce clusters of bright blue flowers which look like bells. The pretty flowers have a lovely fragrance and attract bees.

That's half the alphabet done! Woo hoo!

We're moving on to N, so is you have a late entry for M, send it to flowerfestival[at]gmail[dot]com as soon as possible!

A request to all participants, please include a short description of your flower when you submit your entry. Tell us where you found the flower, what caught your eye about this flower or an interesting incident relating to the flower you are submitting.


Prashanth M

Beautiful paintings & photos from everyone.. great going..

While capturing flowers, previously I used to just capture it since it was looking beautiful to me. But now after looking these contributions on Flower fest, it makes me think about the names & details of them :)


Good show. Really wonderful contribution by everyone. Each one has a different flower this time. Every entry is superb. Thanks a lot for conducting this flower fest. Its a treat to the eyes.


Please..I'll hurry up...I have such a beautiful one for you!!


A wonderful idea, and an amazing collection!!
I came to know of this site very recently, and I would love to join in. Missed the deadline for N, but there is a Next time :-)

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