Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some Flowers for Today

We had cooperative weather this weekend, so I went to Yeouido Park, my favorite, and got some photos of the spring flowers.

Below, Baby's breath, L.: Gypsophila (the Latin name means "lover of chalk", which correctly describes its preferred soil type):

A red flowering shrub, probably a Rhododendron:

The park has a few Bradford pears (Pyrus calleryana), uniquely fragrant, which are native to China and Korea:

Here is a magnolia flower on the walkway leading to the park. Wikipedia says magnolias evolved before bees; they were pollinated by beetles, so their blooms had to be tough to avoid damage:

Finally, people enjoying the nice weather in the park:

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