Flowers and Their Secret Meaning.

I've got no idea what this flower is called but I thought it was very pretty.  Note to self - I really must start trying to find out the names of flowers.

Aster (Thanks Eileen)

 I'm reading a book at the moment called 'The Language of Flowers' by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, it is quite interesting as it is basically about the meaning of flowers. Apparently this idea dates back to Victorian times  when flowers were used as a form of communication. For instance did you know that  Lavender means Mistrust, and that a Purple Coneflower means Strength and Health. It's all very interesting and at the back of the book is a dictionary of flowers giving all the meanings. I now look at flowers in a different way. (I just have to find out what the unusual flowers are called). 

So, if anybody knows what this is called I'd be happy if you would let me know!!

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Comments

Sush said…
I'd call it beautiful that's as exact as I can get for now. Looks like something in the chrysanthemum family.
Hugs~
Nadege, said…
No idea what it is but it's beautifully captured.
Stewart M said…
Hi there - very nice pictures of the flowers - I'm as guilty as the next man of spending too much time trying to find the names of things - small blue butterflies being an example! - and forgetting that they are just as good looking if you decide that you should call them "Bob" or "Erica" or any other name that takes your fancy!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

PS: Thanks for visiting my blog and if you have time you may find my "other blog" interesting.
Roan said…
I have a wildflower book, but can't seem to find time to go through it like I should. Whatever this flower is, it's a beauty. I recently downloaded 'The Language of Flowers' but haven't started reading it yet. Looking forward to it though.
GrandmaK said…
Wow!!! the colors are so bold and the picture of the flower so delicate!! Nicely done! Cathy
Jill said…
I'd just call it pretty flower. :)
Shifan said…
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Karen said…
Oh, isn't that a beauty. A great capture Ellie!
Flora said…
That sounds like such an interesting book!! Beautiful picture. I never know the names of flowers:)
lisa said…
I wish I could help with the name of this flower Ellie, but all I know is that it is beautiful!!
Thank you for the info about the book. It really sounds interesting.

Thank you also for sharing this at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a great day!

lisa.
Rosie said…
What a beautiful flower, Ellie! Unfortunately, I can't help with the name (I'm the worst with botanical names...).
Thanks so much for your nice comment!
Pat said…
Great capture of this beauty!
Eileen said…
I think it might be a type of aster flower. I don't know the first thing about flower names but it looks like this one:

http://www.flowerpicturegallery.com/v/aster-flowers-picture-gallery/light+purple+Aster+flowers+with+yellow+center.jpg.html
NatureFootstep said…
We had something similar in Sweden, but I think it is fading away. I like the color of that flower. :)
Pam said…
Pretty nature creation of yellow and lavender on this flower. I love it, Ellie.
hugs,
Pam
Buttons said…
I have no idea but it sure is pretty. B
Paul said…
Amazing colours! A great shot!
Linda Makiej said…
just MaRvELoUs!!!!
Janie said…
I know the flower. But the name escapes me right now! I see them all the time. Will check back in with you. Lovely, the book sounds pretty interesting. Anything to do with flowers you have my attention.
I am not sure what the name of the flower is, but it is beautiful.
Ida said…
Lovely shot of the flower. It looks to me like an Aster of some type. Great shot.
Kala said…
I'm not sure what kind of flower that is, but the color and light are fantastic in this photo!

Happy MM
Anonymous said…
Dear Ellie, (this is Orchid)
I checked the site Ms. Eileen pasted and found it sure is Aster. Haha, I don't know if Aster has variety of types.
Yes, flower language must be fun♡♡♡ Oh, "Lavender means Mistrust", I feel sorry for the lovey flower, though, haha.
Hugs to you, xoxo Orchid*
geetlee said…
I am so with you on that - I have very little knowledge of the names of flowers!! What better way than to learn via blogging!
Hope you're having a great week! :)
I had no idea that different flowers have different meanings - that is great. My girls would love that concept as they are very into the meanings of different "people" names right now. I thought the flower looked like a purple coneflower, but it sounds like it is an Aster...and that actually sounds right!
Rose said…
I have seen the book, and now you have me wanting to read it...going to check to see if library has it.

Beautiful shot, BTW!
Giga said…
Piękne zdjęcie oświetlone promieniami słońca. Nazwy nie musisz znać, jesteś fotografem a nie ogrodnikiem. Moim zdaniem ten kwiat to - aster. Pozdrawiam ciepło

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