Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Prairie Crocus

Yes,I'm still catching up with pictures.All winter long it seemed there was little to take pictures of and now I get so many,that I fall behind in posting.
These pictures are from the middle of April.

The Prairie Crocus is not only a pretty little flower,but it is also the floral emblem of Manitoba.

This flower grows on pastureland,on short stems.They are often hard to see unless you are right near them.

Some plants produce a single flower while others have multiple blooms.

This one has just poked through the ground and will open up in a day or two.

While Steve and I were busy photographing these little flowers,Kai was exploring.She found this Crocus.It is almost pure white.I don't know if the color had faded or if this is a variant of the normal purple flower.

The pictures I have shared and others which will come on a later post,were all taken about a mile from my town.

To Think About:
Creation's design points to the Master Designer.

21 comments:

  1. Interesting that there was a white one among the bunch! Have seen them up close and love those hardy little flowers!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is beautiful!! Almost like a crocus, but with a sunnier and larger center. I have never seen one, they must all be in prairies!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What sweet little flowers and what a fun excursion with your son and granddaughter.

    Have a great week dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful....I like little tidbits like the emblem it is...makes viewing and learning a lot of fun. And such a wonderful array of this gorgeous flower.

    ReplyDelete
  5. These photography excursions with Steve and Kai are building memories for all of you, but especially for Kai. She has a sharp eye to have spotted that little white prairie crocus. How interesting that this little flower is an emblem of Manitoba.

    ReplyDelete
  6. they are all beautiful. i like the one that is about to open.. so pretty. i think i like the purple best, but the white is pretty to... i would love to see a field of these

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your prairie crocus is a beautiful flower. It's a perfect emblem for Manitoba.

    ReplyDelete
  8. A wonderful flower & emblem to remind us that winter surely gives way to light & loveliness in spring!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love that little crocus.... Not sure I've ever seen a Prairie Crocus before. LOVE it....Glad the 3 of you were out exploring.. Kai found a pretty one also..... Tell her that I already LIKE her..... She's your granddaughter --so that makes her the BEST.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Ruth, These are just some excellent photos that show us the power of the Creator. Look at the beauty coming out of that soil. It's just amazing and you captured the beauty so well. Thanks for sharing your photography, as always. Wishing you a fine week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This looks like a member of the Pulsatilla family - ours that bloom in the mountains are called Pasque, but there are many varieties.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Well, aren't these adorable little hairy things popping up out of the ground!:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I looked at pictures of prairie crocus and saw that they were white and purple/blue. Other varieties come in other colors. They are lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This pretty flower is one that is new to me. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I agree with you ending quote.

    They are such delicute-looking flowers, and it looked like the outside of the petals was fuzzy.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I agree with you ending quote.

    They are such delicute-looking flowers, and it looked like the outside of the petals was fuzzy.

    ReplyDelete
  17. The ones in the mountains here might have a longer stem but they look like those. I love them, I think because they were probably the first flower I could identify as a child. Thanks for the lovely pictures of them, Ruth. Diane

    ReplyDelete
  18. I guess they grow wild then? They are lovely little flowers, I would love to see them. Are they all pink or white. We buy something similar and plant in the garden.

    ReplyDelete
  19. In Arkansas, I've had to plant them. I don't think I've seen them here growing wild.

    ReplyDelete

Thank-you for taking the time to visit this blog.I would appreciate your comments.I read everyone,but do not always take the time to respond to each one.Please come back again real soon.
Ruth