Floral Friday – Purple Stars

Aspidistra grandiflora blossoms

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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63 Responses to Floral Friday – Purple Stars

  1. Anne says:

    I’ve not seen these before – how interesting they are.

  2. Are they flowers? Can you share few more pics. I mean it’s buds, leaves, how it looks when it dries off. Never seen before.

  3. picpholio says:

    I know the plant but never saw the flowers 🙂

  4. Alien life forces in the garden…

  5. shoreacres says:

    Well, it’s pretty clear it’s not mineral. At least, I don’t think it is. Off to explore Aspidistra.

  6. Karen Lang says:

    Your garden is a paradise Eliza 🍄💐🌺🌸🍄

  7. Very interesting because you provided an opportunity to look up a plant I’m not familiar with. I always enjoy that. 🙂

  8. Very unusual looking. I looked it up — so many interesting plants to be found on this planet!

  9. Alice says:

    Fascinating flowers…thoughts of passion flowers and sea anemones…must have been interesting and fun to see them all in that perfect environment.

  10. Treah Pichette says:

    Mother Nature is certainly creative….no digital media needed here!

  11. Woah! Looks like an alien life form. How cool!

  12. Quite a weird plant. I had never seen it before and it quite intriguing. (Suzanne)

  13. Dale says:

    Purple stars or true spider plants! How cool are these?

  14. maryjane678 says:

    Hi Eliza. Neither! The aliens have landed!

  15. Debbie says:

    Not a huge fan, Eliza. This thing looks too much like an immense spider … or an alien life form.

  16. What the….I have never seen one of these, my goodness looks like a spider or something creepy-crawly!! And it is a flower, WOW!!

  17. WOW! These are the best photos I’ve ever seen of these crazy cool blooms, well done!

  18. Tina says:

    One has to look for the aspidistra blooms, but they’re sure interesting when they happen. Great shot, Eliza!

  19. Kris P says:

    I’m glad you identified the plant by name as I’d have never guessed it. I did wonder if it was some kind of weird vegetable! I’ve seen Aspidistra used as outdoor plants in the PNW and have considered trying it myself. The flowers of this one may have tipped the scales 😉

  20. That is a cool and curious flower. Not one I have heard of or seen so nice that you shared it, Eliza.

  21. Widdershins says:

    Plant octopusses. 😀

  22. Cathy says:

    Ooh, looks a bit alien! Fascinating flowers!

  23. Pepper says:

    What a beautiful and unusual plant. 😊

  24. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    They are amazing but at the same time weirdly creepy

  25. What an interesting looking plant. I’ve not seen one before either.

  26. Val Boyko says:

    Animal would be way too disturbing. I’m happy for you to continue on the outer edges of flora and aliens💐

  27. Maria says:

    I don’t think I ever seen these ones before. How interesting, I love that colour. Thank you for sharing your garden.

  28. Adele Brand says:

    Wow, that’s very unusual.

  29. Sylvia says:

    I have never seen anything like this! Amazing and beautiful.

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