Friday, November 2, 2012

STERNBERGIA (colchiciflora)

Helmonit zeira - חלמונית זעירה

Two kinds of Sternbergia grow wild in Israel - this one (it is more rare) and Sternbergia clusiana (חלמונית גדולה), which has rounder flower petals and is more common.
The yellow color of both varieties is just that, strong opaque sun yellow without any texture - very beautiful! They start blooming in late September and stay to please us till the end of November - autumn flowers!

Photographs by Uri Eshkar.


Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, that's the way to call it.

Introverted Art said...

She is gorgeous. Bright and delicate.

Eva said...

Was für strahlende Sterne!

Hilde said...

Just beautiful :)