lundi 23 juin 2008

Fleurs d'onagre


Fleurs d'onagre. Appelées localement belles de nuit, elles s'ouvrent à la tombée de la nuit et fanent dans la journée.
Elles tirent leur nom de l'odeur des racines qui rappelle celle du vin. L'étymologie les rapproche aussi de l'âne sauvage onagre qui mange cette plante, herbe à âne, riche en oméga 3.
Evening primroses.
Called here "night beauties"they blossom at dusk and dye at the day light.
The noun comes from the scent of the root it smells like wine. Thee wild ass , oneger, was said to eat this flower "herbe à âne", rich of omega 3.

5 commentaires:

Abraham Lincoln a dit…

Thanks for your visit to my blog Brookville Daily Photo this morning. I hope you enjoyed my post today showing the honey bee and the hollyhock flower.

I saw a special last night about the disappearance of honey bees and it is sad to think that most of the fruit, nuts and vegetables we eat would disappear with them. So governments are busy trying to find the culprit before it is too late and one huge problem is the use of insecticides.

It also said we humans would live a while longer but only on wheat, corn and something else? Maybe oats and those things that are pollinated by wind.

Anyway, I wanted you to know I was here to repay your visit and comment with one of my own. Kind of like "Kilroy" was here... remember those drawings everyone used to make?

I enjoyed reading your blog post for today and I thought the photography was good too.

I was flabbergasted to see your flower (Fleurs d'onagre) on your blog as I got several that came up from a package of wildflower seeds I sowed last summer. They came up this year and are beautiful but I have to be out earlier than I normally am just to get a photograph as they sort of wilt and disappear long before Noon.

What is the proper name in English?

André Lemay a dit…

Very interesting flower, I have never seen it before. soon I will have some 'Morning Glory' which just do the contrary, bloom in the morning and fall off at night.
I miss your blog for the last week.

Deslilas a dit…

The latin name is "oenothera biennis L" oeno for its wine smell and biennis as it is a biannual plant.
In English it could be "evening primrose", another variety is called "missouri primrose" for oenothera missouriensis.
In Finnish it is called "iltahelokki".

reader Wil a dit…

That is interesting, in Danmark they are called "Klokka Otte Blomster"'which means "Eight O'Clock Flowers".

Old Wom Tigley a dit…

The top picture is delightful..