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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Naked Ladies ......



~  Belladonna Lily  ~

I grew up calling these beautiful olde-world flowers Easter Lilies or Naked Ladies

In rural Australia they can be seen growing along dirt roads, against old iron sheds
or nestled in among overgrown weeds in abandoned cottage gardens


Beautiful heralds of Easter
but in my area considered as an enviromental weed.
What a pity!


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14 comments:

Carole M. said...

I love seeing these around; they're certainly attention grabbing. I love your second photograph especially Diane

Stephanie said...

These are absolutely lovely!

Joan Elizabeth said...

They grow in my garden ... very hardy ... which I guess makes it weedy.

Fun60 said...

They look beautiful flowers. The name belladonna - beautiful lady apparently started in Italy when a plant of this name was taken by ladies as it enlarged their pupils. Here the Belladonna is known as the Deadly Nightshade, a poisonous plant.

Kays Kids said...

They are so beautiful. I grew up calling the Naked Lady's as well.

diane b said...

A weed! They look too nice. I don't recognise them as growing up here.

Cezar and Léia said...

Ha ha, funny post title! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very Beautiful!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Karen said...

Lovely shots of pretty flowers. It's is a shame that some of the prettiest flowering plants are classified as environmental weeds, but I don't think that stops people from planting them.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Oh how I wish we had flowers blooming like this here!! Your portraits of them are lovely. cheers.

Jack said...

A weed? That is so hard to imagine.

I was ready for a different kind of post when I read the caption Naked Ladies.

LONDONLULU said...

It's a pity indeed as they are so lovely! Very Easter-ready colour. I do enjoy seeing them even on roadsides here, though now I'll think of them very differently knowing they're weeds!

Madge Bloom said...

SO gorgeous, love that pop of pink! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #73!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the title :) I always thought that the Belladonna was poisonous too, it's too pretty to be classed a weed Dianne.

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