Friday, 21 March 2014

SUNNY SKIES

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas. It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable.

The flowers are daisy-like and are produced  in capitate flowerheads, which are 5–10 cm in diameter, with 10–20 ray florets. As the stems are up to 2.5 m tall, they look quite spectacular against the sky. These are growing in our garden presently and we are looking forward to the tuber crop!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,
and also part of the Skywatch Friday meme.




11 comments:

  1. I really like that second image. The contrast is very nice. Happy Skywatching.

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  2. I love your perspective with the flowers in the foreground and a rich blue sky for a backdrop ~ beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful photos. No blooming yellow here as yet and really enjoyed yours. Do you roast those tubers ??

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  4. Absolutely beautiful...to see the yellow after all the rain and cold!

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  5. Lovely contrast of the yellow flowers against the brilliant blue sky! Happy spring!

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  6. I love the hope & joy in these pictures!

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  7. The yellow against the blue of the sky is special. Great images. Love sunflowers.

    Discovered your blog through Skywatch Friday. Following now :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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