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Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Dayflower Blues

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My best guess of the family of this little blue beauty is as a member of the Spiderwort family. Based on the color, maybe an Asiatic Dayflower. The shape of the sepals is right, as are the leaves and height (1-3 inches) of the stem. We also appear to have the right number of stamens. However, I could not find any information about the water droplet.  
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From the Department of Labor website: Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
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5 comments:

Gunn said...

Very pretty, also with the framing.

VP said...

Beautiful and very interesting!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfectly framed little beauty here barb, the colour and bokeh is heaven.. the water droplet is the icing on the cake!

Hilda said...

And I thought Americans celebrated Labor Day on May 1 too.

Lovely shade of blue for this delicate-looking flower.

JM said...

What a lovely image! That water droplet adds so much to photo. Great work.