FOTD – October 23 – Lemon-scented Pelargonium (Pelargonium crispum)

This beautiful flowering plant proves the old adage that small is beautiful. The flowers form a small ball about the size of a golf ball!

(Click on image to open in a new window and click again to expand) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - lemon-scented pelargonium1The unusual arrow-shaped markings of the top petals and the prominent and curly stigma, looking a little like a grappling hook, produce a striking display – but only if you get right up and look really closely.  🙂

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Another unusual feature of this plant is, as it’s name states, that it has a strong lemon scent. The scent comes not from the flower, but from the leaves. 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - lemon-scented pelargonium3A website on these plants said that they are grown more for their leaves (for cooking and perfume scents) than for the flowers, i happen to think that is a bit of a tragedy.  😦

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link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – October 23, 2019 – Pumpkins and Mums

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12 comments

  1. Not only the neat “grappling hook”, but I really like the curly star in the middle. Is that called the stamen? Once more, I am back to enjoying opening up your photos to study the details. I want to do that with my own photos on WordPress, but I am just returning after a long hiatus. Your blog is special with that feature, and I do not not see it on many others.

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    • Glad you like and use that feature Carol, i really think seeing them enlarged adds to their wonder.

      I get the feeling not many people realise it is an option and few of those who like my pics actually ever open them up.

      But still i persevere! 😉

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