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Monday, October 13, 2008

Mexican Hat Dance

This is one of the few remaining Prairie Coneflower aka (Ratibida columnifera) or Mexican Hat Dance plants, at least that I've seen now that fall is upon us. What I didn't know is they are the are also a member of the Aster Family. These tall beauties thrive in our dry prairie regions.

So I say we bring out the castanets and celebrate Today's Flowers with a flourish!

See more beautiful virtual flowers here, hosted by Luiz and Denise.

20 comments:

John said...

Nice capture for the meme!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I love the name you have for there... :O) A flower who's name as well as beauty makes me smile.

Tom

RuneE said...

Having seen the hat, I'd really like to see the dance!

Jan said...

It's sad to see the wildflowers go. Love your photo.

Arija said...

All I can add to that is: Ole!

Reader Wil said...

When enlarged the yellow flower seems even more mysterious against the dark background. Thanks for showing.

dulce said...

Cute name for these flowers!

Daryl said...

I knew they were Cone Flowers but I didnt know they were also Mexican Hat as well ... but now I can how that is so ... did I miss the dance ... ;-) ?

:-Daryl

Paz said...

I love your flower shot!

Paz

dot said...

That was certainly different. I really enjoyed the dancing!

Denise said...

A lovely flower photo, and the dancing was fun too. Thanks for sharing.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

When you enlarge this flower you can see how fantastic they are!!
Wonderful post, Noni!
Thanks for posting in TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz & Denise from TODAY'S FLOWERS

Jay said...

I've never seen one of those! Pretty! And yes, they do look a little like asters.

kouji haiku said...

such lovely flowers. :)

MentesSueltas said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Buenos Aires.

A hug.
MentesSueltas

Marcos Santos said...

Hello Noni

I really enjoyed the Mexican dance.
Before, I had only seen in cartoons.

Great post!

Shellmo said...

The name of the flower suits is perfectly! nice capture.

fishing guy said...

Hi Noni: That is a very neat flower and I like the way you added the dance to the show.

Britt-Arnhild said...

I have these yellow flowers in my garden. I had no idea that you call them Mexican Hats. I love that name.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

OLE!