2/27/15

roadside beauty

On our way home from a fantastic holiday, we stopped at a rest stop for a cuppa. I wandered around and found these. I assumed they are what's left of some flowers but I found them quite intriguing. 

*edit* Thanks for all the ID's of 'Old Man's Beard'.  Hubby was the first to let me know its name, that it's a variety of clematis and that it is an invasive weed here that the government is trying to eradicate.





14 comments:

abrianna said...

Those are intriguing. They look like a spider lily, but these stems are straighter after the bloom fades.

Carin Diaz said...

It is intriguing and beautiful.
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John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

They look rather like something which we call Old Man's Beard, though I think that name is used by a lot of other plants in various parts of the world.

Jocee said...

Beautiful shots. It always pays to stop for a cuppa! :-}

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Very delicate.... though I suspect they may actually be the flowers! YAM xx

Margaret Adamson said...

Betty I think it might be Old Man’s Beard – Clematis vitalba. It is lovely in that stte.

Derek said...

They're very intriguing subjects indeed - and a cuppa is always most welcome too.
Lovely post. Thanks for this.

Have a great weekend.

John said...

We have something like that too but i don't know what it is .

Carver said...

That is interesting and lovely.

doodles n daydreams said...

I wondered if it was 'old mans beard' as well, very pretty but noxious in N.Z.

Diana

Donna said...

what an interesting flower....looks soft and spiky at the same time

facile et beau - Gusta said...

a very interesting flower. Never see this before. Thanks for showing.

Lisa Kerner said...

that's so interesting, I would have never though of Clematis as an invasive weed. They are super cool looking.

Kim Cunningham said...

That's cool! I've never seen that before! Thanks for joining Little Things Thursday this week!