08 november 2009

Todays flower - Yellow

Daylily is the common name of the species, hybrids and cultivars of the genus Hemerocallis. The flowers of these plants are highly diverse in colour and form, often resulting from hybridization by gardening enthusiasts

The flowers of some species are edible and are used in Chinese cuisine. They are sold (fresh or dried) in Asian markets as gum jum or golden needles (金针 in Chinese; pinyin: jīnzhēn) or yellow flower vegetables. They are used in hot and sour soup, daylily soup (金針花湯), Buddha's delight. The young green leaves and the tubers of some species are also edible. The plant has also been used for medicinal purposes. Care must be used as some species can be toxic.

Rudbeckia 'Prarie Sun', I grow it from seed and have it over the summer here in Sweden.

Here lives my pet...

The genus Lilium are herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs. Lilies comprise a genus of about 110 species in the lily family (Liliaceae) and are important as large showy flowering garden plants. Additionally, they are important culturally and in literature in much of the world.
Some species are sometimes grown or harvested for the edible bulbs.
The species in this genus are the true lilies. Many other plants exist with "lily" in the common English name, some of which are quite unrelated to the true lilies.
My dotter name is Lilly - from the lilyplants.

Calendula officinalis, known as Pot Marigold or Scotch Marigold, is a plant in the Calendula genus. It was used in ancient Greek, Roman, Arabic and Indian cultures as a medicinal herb as well as a dye for fabrics, foods and cosmetics.
The leaves and petals of the Pot Marigold are edible, with the petals added to dishes as a garnish and in lieu of saffron. The leaves can be sweet but are more commonly bitter, and may be used in salads.
They are very easy to grow!

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is a short-lived perennial herb. It is the sole species of the genus Anethum, though classified by some botanists in a related genus as Peucedanum graveolens (L.) C.B.Clarke

In Semitic languages it is known by the name of Shubit. The Talmud requires that tithes shall be paid on the seeds, leaves, and stem of dill. The Bible states that the Pharisees were in the habit of paying dill as tithe.[2] Jesus rebuked them for tithing dill but omitting justice, mercy and faithfulness.

Name? Maybe "Stormhatt..." Aconitum lycoctonum?

This is a new summer plant for me, "Fjärilskrasse" (Tropaeolum peregrinum, Butterfly...) and I did get it with a butterfly!

Todays flower nr 65
MellowYellow Monday nr 42
I got most information from Wikipidia