I came across this beautiful flower last October. It caught my eye as I drove my regular daily route to and from my neighbourhood. What an unusual sight, to see a delicate flower still in bloom so late in the fall in Vancouver, BC. I thought it must be an artificial plant; some people do that kind of thing to keep a bit of colour around during the fall and winter months. But after a week of passing by and noticing some petals falling by the wayside, I figured the plants’ time had finally come to withdraw for the winter. To my surprise, a few days later, I saw another bloom. With that I got the message: “Take my picture, already”, the plant seemed to say.
I did some very unsuccessful research to find out what this species is. If anyone can identify this plant please let me know.
It is so delicate and obviously hardy. It reminds me a little bit of an orchid (from the back), but one that can endure the cold. What do you think?
UPDATE July 2105: I’ve learned that this beauty is a Japanese Anemone. This particular one looks like “Lucky Charm” or “Cinderella”. I’ve just adopted a “Lucky Charm” plant. A lot of buds but no blossoms yet.