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Lily of the Incas - Yellow Alstroemeria - NZ by AndreaEL
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Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas or Parrot Lily. Alstroemeria is a slightly zygomorphic (bilaterally symmetrical) flower with 3 sepals and 3, generally, striped petals. The sepals and petals on the Alstroemeria are similar in color and texture – i.e., there are no solid green sepals. Alstroemeria has six stamens and an undivided style. The ovary on the Alstroemeria is inferior, with 3 carpels. Alstroemeria features a monocot plan of having floral parts in 3s.
Alstroemeria is more like grass where the veins go up the leaves but none branching across. This can also be seen in grasses, Irises and Lilies. Alstroemeria leaves are upside down. The leaf twists as it leaves the stem, so that the bottom is facing upwards.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 – 12th Dec. 2010 Spring Blooms Southland

Lily of the Incas


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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • hootonles
    hootonlesover 3 years ago

    An excellent image Andrea

  • Thank you Les for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 3 years ago

    beautiful, lilies are lovely

  • Thank you Lynn for your lovely comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous Andrea – and great info as well!!

  • Thank you Sharon for your lovely kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Wow, this is just breathtaking Andrea. Love those stripes on the inner petals and they stand out brilliantly against the dark background.

  • Thank you Ralph for your lovely kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thank you Joy for your lovely kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 3 years ago

    Perfect in all aspect !

  • Thank you Carlos for your lovely kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 3 years ago

    A beautiful image Andrea :-)

  • Thank you Tom for your lovely comment & kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 3 years ago

    Stunning image Andrea, so beautiful!

  • Thank you Chris for your lovely comment & kind words, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you

    – AndreaEL

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