Holly Flowers

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 6 May 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Back to the plants beside my home. What I thought were holly berries in previous shots, (April 21) turned out to be the flowers shown in today's post. They tell me that from these flowers berries will eventually develop in mid-summer and turn red in the fall. I'll believe it when I finally see some red berries! :-)

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Nice golden pedals!

6 May 2010 5:23am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gold against green, nice

6 May 2010 6:50am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, Afghanistan

Beautiful tones and details Don! I like the sharp, thorny edges of the leaves offering a contrast to the softly sweet blooms!

6 May 2010 6:57am

tataray from france, France

Si c'est la plante que je connais "Le Mahonnia" ... ?
elle ne fait pas des baies rouges, mais dans les tons bleus !...
A suivre !.... )))
Belle macro pour cette jolie fleur légèrement parfumée.

6 May 2010 7:34am

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

Don, I've never seen any Holly Flowers yellow like this before. Most of what I've seen is the smaller white variety. Very interesting.

6 May 2010 12:31pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

you'll definitely have to shoot and share them in red :)

6 May 2010 12:37pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful closeup and colors .

6 May 2010 12:58pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I did not know the red berries started as yellow flowers. Cool shot.

6 May 2010 1:17pm

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful and fresh realization, splendid color, cheer! Don

6 May 2010 1:51pm

Otto K. from Atlanta, United States

I'm not sure I've really seen holly flowers before. Cool yellow.

6 May 2010 2:39pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful bright yellow!

6 May 2010 3:20pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Cool close up such lovely fresh colors, you will have to take a shot to share with us if the berries do indeed turn red

6 May 2010 3:20pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

lovely flowers. I like the color

6 May 2010 4:22pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

They look beautiful here with that deep yellow and those shapes!

6 May 2010 4:59pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice flowers

6 May 2010 6:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I think this looks like Oregon Grape, Don. In any case, it's a fine shot.

6 May 2010 6:38pm

Frida from Sweden

Bright, yellow and beautiful.

6 May 2010 8:12pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Wonderful flower, like colors
Excellent, great dof

6 May 2010 10:50pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

We'll be waiting for shots of those red berries!!!!

6 May 2010 10:57pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Really cool....never seen these flower! Big lesson for me about these!

7 May 2010 1:17am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful shot ! the bright yellow and green looks beautiful.

7 May 2010 2:19am

Tricia from Southeast Missourah, United States

bright & beaming!!!

7 May 2010 3:02am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

That's a new variety for me. We've had many of the holly bushes. I like the flowers.

7 May 2010 3:35am

john from United Kingdom

Great yellow in that dark green.

7 May 2010 10:58am

harry from apex, United States

The leaves in the background sure look like holly, so I would expect that if it blooms it will berry. I think many hollies have male and female plants, the former polinators and the latter bloomers.

The foreground leaves look like something else.

I also like the was the focal plane concentrates attention on the middle of the photo.

7 May 2010 12:11pm

rian from mobile, United States

they do look really vibrant here.. it's nice to hear about that radical color change.. :) very nice shot..

7 May 2010 10:04pm

Rose from United States

Beautiful!!! I will watch for holly berry photos in the fall.

8 May 2010 2:38am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Pretty. There sure seem to be a lot of plants that produce red berries.

9 May 2010 12:53am