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photoblog image Belton House - Part 2 5/5

Belton House - Part 2 5/5

My final posting of a plant in the Orangery at Belton House is this one.  Again I have no idea what it is and as you can see it was past its best by the time I arrived to photograph it.

 

Next week we'll look inside Belton House itself.

Belton House - Part 2 5/5

My final posting of a plant in the Orangery at Belton House is this one.  Again I have no idea what it is and as you can see it was past its best by the time I arrived to photograph it.

 

Next week we'll look inside Belton House itself.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 24 Jun 2011, 00:54
Actually it looks quite healthy and in good shape to me, Brian.

It might be a nightshade.
Brian Walbey: Well I'm not a plant expert Ray, and even Maureen doesn't know what this is.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jun 2011, 07:19
I'm sure it will eventually turn into an exotic fruit Brian
Brian Walbey: Perhaps I should go back and see Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jun 2011, 07:58
This is so rich, Brian. Perfect processing.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie.
Not the most perfect flower...
Brian Walbey: A bit tatty looking, that's what appealed to me actually.
Interesting image Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
I think it is datura arbora - sometimes known as the 'handkerchief tree'
Brian Walbey: Thanks TOm, I guess the flower has a sort of raggy look to it.
You got all the detail which is fine and lovely.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Jun 2011, 12:10
Great work Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jun 2011, 17:31
Looks like its past its best, Brian.... rather like me!
Brian Walbey: If you can cycle up all those mountains Alan you can't be past your best smile) Thanks for your comment.
I think it might be a weed Brian. Actually i think this is the best one in this series
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill, I like this one.
I like this photo also - I like the shimmery texture to the petals. Really pretty.

It looks very much like our Sacred Datura (Datura meteloides), which is extremely toxic- even to touch. Our Native Americans know it as a potent anesthetic, hallucinogen and narcotic very valuable when used by a trained medicine person.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. Your version over there sounds very potent.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 25 Jun 2011, 11:32
My mother calls it a trumpet flower
Brian Walbey: It does look bit like a trumpet doesn't it, thanks Aussie.

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