This is a flower that was growing in one of the little gardens in my town of Amherst, Virginia, USA. We have a Garden Club out here that uses up all the empty spaces they can find along the roadsides and they plant wonderful flowers all over town. I have no idea what type of flower it is…but it looks exotic to me. If anyone knows what type it is…let me know. :))
Taken with my Canon Powershot SX110 IS on a macro setting.
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A special thank you to Marilyn Cornwell who had identified my flower. :))
Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group) ‘Lilac Wonder’ – See info below
FEATURED IN THE VIRGINIA GROUP
FEATURED IN THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT
FEATURED IN EVERYDAY WOMEN
FEATURED IN ENCHANTED FLOWERS
FEATURED IN ONE SINGLE FLOWER ON DISPLAY
FEATURED IN TULIPS
TULIPA SAXATILIS (Bakeri Group) LILAC WONDER (from Wikipedia – HERE.
Preferred common name – Candia tulip ‘Lilac Wonder’
Family – Liliacea
Tulipa are bulbous perennials with characteristic flowers, in a wide range of colors in spring. Miscellaneous tulips include all species and hybrids not otherwise classified. Lilac Wonder is a perennial bulb to 25cm in height, with glossy green foliage and solitary mauve-pink flowers, paler within and with a large yellow zone at the base