Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Butterfly and flower

Today it rained heavily. I did not take these pictures today. I took them last Wednesday, and only just got around to looking at them.

The first one is a swallowtail butterfly. The second is a . . . you know. One of those, oh come on, EVERYBODY knows what these flowers are called. They're, you know, that flower you can eat. I used to grow them. Yellow and orange.

Can somebody please put me out of my misery and tell me what they're called?



11 comments:

Radioactive Jam said...

Variegated inedibles.

Ms Mac said...

Is it a calendula/marigold?

No? Oh, ok.

Anonymous said...

Nasturtiums? (Yours look more like chrysanthemums to me.)

Miz UV said...

Dunno, but that flutterby is gorgeous! Great shot.

The Editter said...

anonymous, you are casting nasturtiums!

it's a durangela!

(one Valentine's day, a boyfriend rang to thank me for the flowers. I said I had not sent him flowers. He said he hadn't thought so, knowing how I feel about Valentine's Day [I don't]. I asked what kind of flowers they were. He gave it a try and said Durangelas. Or should that be Derangelas?)

kenju said...

The flowers look like chrysanthemums, or gerbera daisies, or asters.....but it isn't any of those. The buds are so different looking.

Badaunt said...

Thanks for all your suggestions. I think Ms Mac is right. At least marigold is the name that was escaping me when I wrote the post. I'm still not sure that's what the flowers actually are, but at least the WORD is the one that was being so irritatingly elusive.

Thank you Ms Mac. I'll be able to sleep tonight.

Pearl said...

Pretty flower :)

potentilla said...

Pot marigold, to be precise; Calendula. There are also various sorts of Tagetes which have the common names French marigold and African marigold.

You ones look as though they are a slightly more double cultivar than the ones in the Wiki picture.

Kay said...

Do you have a high-end camera? I just want to take a photo of African violets and need to Photoshop it!

aquabot said...

This appears to me as a Caryophyllaceae- a south Siberian breed....You must have to give some more info about them in order to identify them....