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Sunday, October 19, 2008

'it turns with the sun'**


This is the last of the Calendula flowers I've seen from summer. But these were literally 'hanging out' of a neighbor's garden onto the sidewalk. . .as I waited too long to plant my own pot of 'pot marigold' this year. Calendula are really from the aster family, not the well-loved and colorful marigolds (Tagetes), and have anti-inflammatory properties.
**Factoid: The common name marigold probably refers to the Virgin Mary, or its old Saxon name 'ymbglidegold', which means 'it turns with the sun.'

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21 comments:

Maria said...

Nice capture of the marigold! Interesting to learn about the first name of it!

Napaboaniya said...

Beautiful how it's captured against the wall :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

i love the color.

Carletta said...

Beautiful - I LOVE it!

Paz said...

Lovely flower shot! I like your new banner, too. ;-)

Paz

jennyL said...

love the flower, it's the color of the sun..

Arija said...

The Calendula is also called the Poor Man's Saffron and is often used for the same purpose.

Old Wom Tigley said...

It's a great little flower for sure... over here the slugs attack them after dark... most gardeners now plant them with grit or crushed eggshells to put of the slugs.
'Turns With The Son' is a great name for them.. :O)

Ces said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love flowers that strive to grow.

dulce said...

Great capture. Thanks for sharing the information,

RuneE said...

Marigolds are very pretty flowers, and thank you for informing me about why they do not turn around here - now sun to follow at the moment! ;-)

Kahshe Cottager said...

These are tough little flowers and I like to seem them in the gardens. A really nice photo as well as information that I didn't know about the name. Thank you!

Louise said...

Such a nice photo. The lighting on it is spectacular. It's good to have neighbors when we don't get around to planting some of our own stuff, isn't it!

John said...

Nice capture!

dot said...

It looks beautiful against that wall. Nice shadow too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Calendula is one of my favourite flowers this time of year. Would you believe I still have a few blooming in my Canadian garden?!

Marcos Santos said...

Hello Noni

I like the calendula. Did not know about their properties.

Jay said...

I like to see flowers managing to survive in odd places. The Calendula is very cheerful - and I favour the 'it turns with the sun' theory!

Donna said...

Such a Sweet little flower!! Happy week sweetie!hughugs

kouji haiku said...

a lovely flower. :) also learned something new today.

Denise said...

What a lovely little flower. Great shot!