Round up for O

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It’s round-up time! Here are the entries for O.

Oleander from Sree


Medium: Oil on canvas
Sree sends us Oleander. Oleander is an evergreen shrub, it grows into a small tree and blossoms (clusters or bunches at the end of each branch or shoot) can be various shades of pink, white, cream etc. They have a mild fragrance. The flower is from the genus Nerium.

Orchids from Pooja


Medium: Photography
Pooja, a new participant at Flower Fest, has two pictures of Orchids to share with us. Here’s what she has to say about the flowers, “I think this particular variety is referred to as dendrodium orchids or popularly known as "Singapore" orchids. They are often used in Zen arrangements, but more commonly are used as bouquets for graduation days in United States (maybe at other places too, I have most commonly seen them at graduation ceremonies in US). Many times each stem-tip is individually packaged in a small test-tube shaped container which contains the necessary water and nutrients for the flower. Most likely this is done because the flower and the plant itself is very sensitive to the amount of water given to it.”

Oxalis from Priya


Medium: Watercolor on paper
Priya's entry this time is Oxalis. Oxalis belongs to the Wood Sorrel family. These white, pink or yellow flowers have clover shaped leaves. The flowers are around 2 cms and bloom from June to September. It grows abundantly in the California Redwood Forests. It is a native of South America. These are showy plants and will look good as potted plants.

Oxalis Stricta from Shilpa


Medium: Photography
Shilpa also has Oxalis. Oxalis stricta have tiny yellow flowers that occur in spring and are described as an invasive yard weed. The leaves of the plant are divided into three heart shaped leaflets which close at night and reopen in the morning. The leaves are edible and taste sour as they contain oxalic acid. It is fine when eaten in small quantities but can be harmful when ingested in large quantities. It has a number of common names of which the popular names are Yellow Wood Sorrel and Sour Grass.

Oxeye Daisy from Mythreyee


Medium: Photography
Mythreyee's entry is from the Daisy family.The Oxeye Daisy is a typical meadow flower, growing in a variety of plant communities such as dry fields, meadows, but also under scrubs, open-canopy forests and waste places. It thrives in a wide range of conditions and prefers heavy and damp soils. It was introduced in parts of North America, Australia and New Zealand, where it is now a common weed displacing native plant species in some areas. It is difficult to control or eradicate, since a new plant can regenerate from rhizome fragments.


I hope you have enjoyed this round-up. If you have entries you would like to send in for O, please do so and we will update the post. We will be moving on to the next letter P soon and hope to see many more contributors. Please refer to the Guidelines mentioned here if you are interested in participating.

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3 comments:

Mythreyee

Wonderful Roundup. Paintings and Photos are amazing. Good Going everybody.

Sigma

Nice collection for "O" !!
I had some photos of that "yellow flower" too ... only now I know it is called O for Oxalis :-)
I am eagerly awaiting round for "P" - I have lots of Pansies :-))

Nature and Me

Shilpa - A clean and fresh round-up!

Sree, Shilpa, Mythreyee and Pooja - very interesting and good contributions.

Sigma - We will see you in the P round.

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