Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yellow Spring Beauty - Cornus


Photo taken March 5th 2012

I had originally thought this was a variety of Witch Hazel, but now I am not so sure. Can anyone positively identify this for me please?

With thanks to Minor, see comments below this has been identified as Cornus - Cornelian Cherry

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture of the flower, spring is in the air ..
    Best regards, Karin

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  2. No idea Linda, but it is very pretty.

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  3. Beautiful! I'd be interested in its name,too.

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  4. I only know beautiful flowers and ugly flowers, besides tulipes, roses and some other flowers I don't know any name, lol !

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  5. Delicious flowers, I love the color yellow, I had not seen this flower before.

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  6. Sure wish I could help you here with the name, but I've not seen this before.
    I do know that it is just beautiful, as is this photograph of it.

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  7. I love the bright yellow! Beautiful!!

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  8. It's so lovely...whatever it is!

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  9. Lindy Lou...My mother always used witch hazel, but I had no clue it came from a beautiful plant like this. I have learned something new today thanks to you. I have added you mane to my sidebar and to your flowers list so we can now follow each other between Virginia and Italy. This is such wonderful fun. genie

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  10. I think This flower is named Comus officinalis.
    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder/plant-details/kc/b995/cornus-officinalis.aspx

    http://www.hana300.com/sansyu.html
    http://serendipity05.jugem.jp/?eid=388
    Please check above URLs.

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    1. Thankyou very much for this information, my husband has now checked in our books and confirmed it is Cornelian Cherry

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  11. I was curious to read if anyone had guessed its name...glad that Minor has helped you!
    xxx

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  12. Our C. officinalis is not anywhere near as yellow as this. More a dirty white. Maybe it likes it better in Japan.
    I know it as being used to stimulate insulin production in the body.

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  13. I think it looks more like Cornus mas, Lindy Lou. It is a beautiful photo!
    See:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_mas

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    1. Thanks very much for your link. Our books do also refer to this plant as Cornelian Cherry so it seems Cornus Officinalas and Cornus Mas are both the same common name. I guess Cornus Mas is the European Variety.

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  14. Here it is! The most elusive flower... ;)

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