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Thursday, 28 June 2012

FFF32 - HYACINTH

Hyacinthus is a small genus of bulbous flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. Plants are commonly called hyacinths. Hyacinthus is native to the eastern Mediterranean (from south Turkey to northern Israel), north-east Iran, and Turkmenistan.

Three species are within the genus Hyacinthus:
Hyacinthus litwinowii
Hyacinthus orientalis - Common, Dutch or Garden Hyacinth
Hyacinthus transcaspicus.

Some authorities place H. litwonowii and H. transcaspicus in the related genus Hyacinthella, which would make Hyacinthus a monotypic genus.The Dutch, or Common Hyacinth of house and garden culture (H. orientalis, native to southwest Asia) was so popular in the 18th century that over 2,000 cultivars were cultivated in the Netherlands, its chief commercial producer.

This hyacinth has a single dense spike of fragrant flowers in shades of red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet, or yellow. A form of the common hyacinth is the less hardy and smaller blue- or white-petalled Roman hyacinth of florists. These flowers should have indirect sunlight and are to be moderately watered.Several types of brodiea, squill, and other plants that were formerly classified in the lily family and have flower clusters borne along the stalk also have common names with hyacinth in them.

Hyacinths should also not be confused with the genus Muscari, which are commonly known as grape hyacinths.Hyacinths are sometimes associated with rebirth. The Hyacinth flower is used in the Haftseen table setting for the Persian New Year celebration Norouz held during the Spring Equinox. Hyacinth bulbs are poisonous; they contain oxalic acid. Handling hyacinth bulbs can cause mild irritation to people with sensitive skin. Protective gloves may be worn to avoid irritation.


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19 comments:

  1. Hello Nick. Beautiful picture you show of a beautiful pink hyasint. Thank you for "name" on my orange flower - have added it. Wishing you a good day. Hanne Bente

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  2. First time for me at your flower challenge! It's fun to find a "new" one. That pink hyacint is fab!!

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  3. Hi Nick
    I can smell a good fragrance of this hyasint! Great macro with a bee.

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  4. I love seeing little bee bottoms in my blooms!

    I am joining you for the first time this week! Thank you for letting me link my little fairy garden

    bee blessed
    mary

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  5. Great detail of the bee, Nick! Beautiful color too:)

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  6. Beautiful flower and thanks for the information. The bee is an added attraction:)

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  7. Thanks for hosting this blog hop. Come and see my Red White And Blue flowers for the 4th and some tips on pet safety for independence Day

    Yael from Www.HomeGardenDiggers.com

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  8. Gorgeous capture!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Happy day****

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  9. Love that bee just burying its head in the bloom. Great capture!

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  10. Hello: Thank you for hosting the flower picture garden party. First time here. Take care!

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  11. What a gorgeous color hyacinth and that bee is a great capture! Thank you for hosting our party.

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  12. The hyacinth is beautiful, I love the pink color. Great capture on the little bee.
    Happy Weekend!

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  13. Beautiful!
    Thanks for hosting.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Mette

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  14. I have always loved hyacinths - I have one that somehow managed to survive, and I always forget where it is planted, so when it comes up, it is a surprise! What a great photo with the little bee in there! Thanks for hosting, as always!

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