Friday, August 31, 2012

Lucerne

                                

Wikipedia tells me that those of you that do not live in the UK, Australia, South Africa or New Zealand, will know this plant as Alfalfa a perennial flowering plant in the pea family, cultivated as an important forage crop in the US, Canada, Argentina, France, Australia, the Middle East, South Africa and many other countries.

I took this photo of the Lucerne in our garden while I was chasing Butterflies trying to get some photos. The links will take you to my post on News From Italy where I have shared a selection of the results. I am also linking this post to flower art friday, but please note my entry is straight from the camera. Beautiful enough I think but do you? 

Have a lovely weekend and I will be back next week with more photos from my world.


flower art friday

34 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful flower! Hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend. :)

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  2. This is such a lovely, deep purple blossom. I've heard of the flower, but have never seen one up close. Very nice. And thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. what ever it is called, where ever it is planted, this is a stunning photo of a magnificent flower. love that purple

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  4. Those flowers are beautiful and full of life and color. Alfalfa is the most beautiful I've seen. Greetings.

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  5. What a beautiful flower. So vibrant. thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  6. I don't remember flowers on lucerne, we used to grow it in large quantities for horse food in S.Africa. Diane

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  7. How wonderful that you grow this lovely Lucerne in your garden, which is our forage -plant alfalfa....and I had never seen alfalfa before, even in a picture,so this was fascinating for me!

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  8. Flowers are always a nice subject. Like your header picture.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. So very pretty - details and color!

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  10. I do indeed. Yes I've seen Alfalfa grown here in the area I live but have never gotten close enough to the plant to see the actual blooms. Very pretty.

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  11. The photo is indeed beautiful! The purple is so vibrate, first time I have seen alfalfa. Thank for popping in, Laura

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  12. Lovely photo
    very pretty.

    Have a great September

    Fiona

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  13. Nice focus.
    I like the color too. :)

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  14. That is a beautiful flower. I thought it was an iris first because of the color. it is gorgeous. I also saw your butterfly photo, stunning!!

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  15. Davvero meraviglioso!
    Felice domenica!
    Ciao cara:)
    Luci@

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  16. It's beautiful, and what a wonderful photograph this is!

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  17. Sure do think so -- and appreciate another view and another reminder of the wonderful word "Lucerne", so much lovelier somehow than alfalfa.

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  18. I had no idea it was a perennial pea. We mostly know them as sprouts to enjoy with salads. Quite a pretty flower too.

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  19. Well you taught me something new today. I have grown up with several types of alfalfa. Their is the alfalfa hay and the alfalfa sprouts used in asian dishes and salads etc. But, I have never seen either of them in bloom.

    Lovely flower and my favorite color besides.

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  20. Very lovely composition! Love it and happy weekend!


    Kim, USA

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  21. I have never seen it before. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. It is beautiful, nice to have beautiful blooms in your garden.

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  23. Beautiful flower viewing.
    Wish you a good Sunday :)
    Hanne Bente

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  24. Beautiful! In Italy is called Erba medica. :)

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  25. beautiful photograph and I know it better as lucerne, though alfalfa is another name but not commonly referred to (perhaps by the farmers themselves ...)

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  26. Wow.....AND you've been on a posting frenzy--which is excellent! I'm gonna play catch-up and enjoy every minute of it.
    Lovely flower--beautiful purple.

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  27. It's a really lovely flower!

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