Tiny Flower

Unknown tiny flower
Unknown tiny flower

You have no indication of scale on this photograph, so only the title gives it away. It is about 1/8″ in diameter, no larger. My plant ID app wouldn’t even take a guess at the name for me, hence the title. A friend had sent me a photo from her cellphone to ask if had I seen this, she had found it on her walk. I asked if she couldn’t take one a little clearer, but then decided to just take my camera and go. When I asked Steven if it was about 1/4″, he said it was smaller than that. No wonder a phone couldn’t easily get a clear photo, it was hard enough even finding it again. What amazes me is that my friend saw it in the first place. My flower scouts are amazing! A special thanks to my friend L today. And a hug to all, but on a much bigger scale than this. A Flower a Day #277  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers I post, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-) )

To view the info and Flower a Day gallery…

The Flower a Day Gallery with current content is below. Each day a new photo will be added. With today’s post there are now 277 to view. Click or tap to view full size.

If you wish to you can subscribe here if you have not already, to be sure to get my daily flowers in your inbox!

4 Responses

  1. It’s a mystery flower, like a small wild rose without the bush, or a wild crocus without the cluster or maybe a variety of Mayflower. Whatever it’s identify, it sure is mighty in its presence in the dark wood – which reminds me of a quote from Merchant of Venice: “How far that little candle throws its light. So shines a good deed in a weary world.” Thank you, Ellie, for shining a light on this tiny flower

    1. Thanks to a plant loving viewer, we seem to have a name for this little beauty. It seems to be Spergularia Rubra, or red sandspurry. The reason my plant identifier app didn’t want to suggest it, is that it is more to be found in Europe and Asia, I believe. And you are right, that this little plant stood out, shining its light, or it would never be seen. I’m glad you like my tiny friend, Janet! Thank you.

  2. Thanks Ellie it is a sweet little flower for sure. Such a nice color though tiny little petals you really have to get up close and personal to examine it. Thanks for sharing hugs to you and Steve.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.