Sunday, June 08, 2008

Bulbous Buttercup

This "weed", Bulbous Buttercup, has been appearing in my yard for years and I pull it up and it comes back and we have played this little game for a long time. Today I noticed that the topside of the petals had a metallic sheen! Yes, shining yellow petals to attract something wonderful. After about 40 minutes of searching I finally found the name on a great site enature, with a field guide for identification of all things wild.

Bulbous Buttercup

Bulbous Buttercup

Bulbous Buttercup

11 comments:

Tara Ross Studios said...

only you can make a weed look so beautiful!

Brenda Kula said...

Ooooh...love that third intricate shot, Kim! What kind of camera do you use?
Brenda

Kim Carney said...

Thank you guys! Hey Brenda, I have a SLR canon rebel, and just recently was given a macro lens for it! I can change out the lens .... I bought it years ago, but I know the price has gone down considerable on them

Maggy said...

Kim, did you not grow up with buttercups? We used to put them under each others' chins, and if they reflected yellow (which they always did), it meant that *that* person liked butter!

Your photos are wonderful; they brought back some lovely childhood memories ...

Maggy

Beverly said...

thank you for the web site on wild plants. I bought a house with wild flowers everywhere and I do not know what to keep and what to pull.

I killed with R*undup and now 4 years later these beautiful flowers popping up...:)

Kim Carney said...

hey Maggy! yes I did! And we put them under our chins. ;)

I also have evening primroses which are really weeds in Texas ;)

Kim Carney said...

oh, Beverly, I really liked that website and was excited to find it myself. These are everywhere in my own grass ... maybe I will keep them after all.

w.bellwald said...

I love it how you see the beauty in "humble" buttercups. The fotos are beautiful and it is terrific how you captured that sheen.
I love your blog a lot and visit regularly

the camp said...

love buttercups!

Abby A said...

Kim,

I have yet another really cool set of pictures, this time with hair: http://omgowned.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/hairstyles-that-my-mom-wont-approve/

Enjoy!

Abby A

Sonnja said...

What a beautiful photos.
The flower name in Holland is boterbloem.
Kind regards,

Soonnja & Beertje Zonn
from the Netherlands