Pelargonium


Pelargonium is a genus of flowering plants which includes about 200 species of perennials, succulents, and shrubs, commonly known as geraniums (in the United States also storksbills). The name Pelargonium was introduced by Johannes Burman in 1738, from the Greek πελαργός, pelargós (stork), because the seed head looks like a stork's beak.

Pelargonium species are evergreen perennials indigenous to Southern Africa. The first species of Pelargonium was probably brought to the Botanical Garden in Leiden before 1600 on ships which stopped at the Cape of Good Hope.

The chemist, John Dalton, first realized that he was color blind in 1794 when he heard others describe the color of the flowers of the pink (Pelargonium zonale), as pink or red, when to him it looked either pink or blue, having no relationship to red at all.

Some species are extremely popular garden plants in Poland.

 (Source: Wikipedia)


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  1. Absolutely stunning photography as usual. Love it!!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Wow! Very beautiful. I like the last photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Fantastic images. I have just joined to follow you so looking forward toseeing more of your photographs

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  4. Wonderful variety of macros. And the colour is a winner.

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  5. What a lovely flower! I really like little, single blooms--they make wonderful macro shots.

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  6. Phantastic macros. I love the pictures with the green background!

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  7. gorgeous photos! stopping by from mersad's blog :)

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  8. Hi there, I'm hopping over from Inspire Me Monday. Very nice job on capturing various angle macro shots! BTW, I love the name of your blog ~ great twist! Have a fototastic week!

    Mad World #BOTB

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  9. superbe !! j'aime çà !!

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  10. BEautiful blossoms, I love the colors and details! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

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  11. fabulous images. so beautiful.

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  12. Beautiful - I can't find any better way to express my reaction. Truly beautiful photos!
    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/nesting.html

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  13. wow, that second shot and the perspective... that is a fabulous shot... i am in love with it.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your lovely photography with us J - I loved reading about the history of these flowers as well!
    Congratulations - you are one of our Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party #179 at Create With Joy!

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  15. Wonderful captures... Great for FloralFriday. 🤗

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  16. Really nice have a good Tuesday

    much love...

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  17. That is some serious macro photography. Really well done.

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  18. Many thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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  19. Hello, I love the pretty color and the bloom. Beautiful images and macros. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Gorgeous! Sweet and delicate petals and fantastic macro's. Thank you so much for sharing with Today's Flowers, and happy weekend :)

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