Barcelona Photoblog: Flower Classification Wanted!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Flower Classification Wanted!

Flower Classification Wanted! Taxonomers, Botanists, Gardeners please help! [enlarge]

In another shameful and flagrant act of ignorance and neglection this blogger dares to post another photograph of flowers without even knowing the family, the genus and the species' scientific and common names. Taxonomy lovers must be scratching the back of their necks compulsively, twitching their eyes involuntarily while trying to assimilate this. Well yes, I just know it is a flower. Since this blog is photography oriented, or disoriented sometimes, it is not always prepared to detach from the pixels and light path. There have been some sad stories in the past of Barcelona Photoblog when I dared to mistake a moth for a hummingbird. On the other hand, why losing the opportunity to show you flower pictures just for the sake of beauty. Besides, were you born being called Rose or Hyacinth?, are you going to be ignored if you don't have a name?. I don't think so. In the end, they will give you a name, a simple name, flower or in your case, human being. I advice you to follow this youtube video link, sit and relax.
I quote: In the garden, growth has its seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
Unintentional and naive link: Flower


  1. It could be a Plumbago. It is only a namenthough and the flower is beautiful in its own right. Fantastic sky blue flowers. Your photo shows it to perfection. Thanks

  2. Anonymous10:37 PM

    I really think there are as many flowers in the world as there are insects and birds that feed on them. It is OK not to know the names of them all.

  3. thanks pal :)
    Abe that's very kind of you. I really would like to know, I am of the curious kind but that there are too many and I don't have much time to find out.

  4. The flower speaks for itself - named or not! But just so you know it's Phlox
    (check out their 3rd photo down)

  5. With or without a name, the blossoms are lovely!

  6. Beautiful flowers.

  7. Anonymous4:01 PM

    recently read about LINNAEUS and his genius in coming up for a universal way to name all living things.

    some of the names given to things before are quite funny as well as imprecise and long.

    the plant isn't worried about what we call it! As long as we respect it.

    Great photo Carlos.

  8. yah kate is right... me myself dont know the classifications and family of flowers but i adore them.

  9. I don't mind you posting as many flowers as you like coz I like flowers too. They are beautiful.

    And thank you so much for your very nice comment on my blog. Please come back :)

  10. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Wow, this is really beautiful!


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