Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Pumpkin Flower - Wordless Wednesday

Yellow Pumpkin Flower with Radiating Spines
Wordless Wednesday
Yellow Pumpkin vine flower. This photo is from Spring, now quite a while ago in Australia. This Pumpkin Vine Flower was still opening, but the pumpkin itself had already started to grow. Notice the radiating spines sprouting just above the fruit - they make a nice decoration with the flower, almost like a medieval collar.

16 comments:

  1. Great shot. Looks like your garden is growing well

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  2. I don't think I'd ever noticed the little spines on these flowers before your photo. Wonderful!

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  3. What a great shot! We have one of these growing in our back yard at the moment, and it will be interesting to see what it is like!

    Ours is up as well at burntofferings and more at bernies fotoblog.

    Have a great WW!!

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  4. Have not seen a pumpkin flower. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Hi stacey huston,

    Our garden at the moment is going quite well, but completely over-run with pumpkins! At least they've choked out the weeds which used to be there, and it looks like we'll get some pumpkins out of them too.

    Cheers,

    David

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  6. Hi sandycarlson,

    Thanks for dropping round today. I hope you have a nice W.W.

    Cheers,

    David

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  7. Hi julia smith,

    I'd never actually noticed these before either. They do add a nice touch to the flower though, it's amazing that people don't see them more often.

    Cheers,

    David

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  8. Hi bernie,

    Thanks, I hope you have a great Wordless Wednesday too. Hopefully it shouldn't be too long before your vine flowers - these things grow like crazy!

    Cheers,

    David

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  9. Hi tigerfish,

    If you want to grow a pumpkin vine, it's really quite easy. Just throw the seeds of a pumpkin (it needs to be natural, try getting one off a friend) into the garden, and they'll most likely take off quickly! These plants are from compost, another great way to get freebie veggies.

    Cheers,

    David

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  10. Hi lillie & nevada,

    Thanks for visiting, have a nice day! I can't leave a comment on your photo blog, but I am enjoying the photos. :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  11. Cute pic, I like it! Draw a face just below the yellow and this could be the next Disney charactor :) The vines are very arm-like ;)

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  12. Hi lea,

    Great idea, maybe we could call it "Sprite" or something! :) Now I'll be imagining even more when I go out into the garden that the plants are alive and moving!

    Cheers,

    David

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  13. This looks like an alien arrival in Vegepatch Land! Interesting shot.

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  14. ....pumpkin coming in for landing, pumpkin to soup, can you hear me, come in soup...... :)

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