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If only our orchids got this blue...

This is a discussion on If only our orchids got this blue... within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; As I understand it, some Thelymitra and Caladenia species from Australia actually get this blue, ...

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    Default If only our orchids got this blue...

    As I understand it, some Thelymitra and Caladenia species from Australia actually get this blue, but none of our regularly cultivated orchids could hold a candle to the blueness of a little weed growing in my backyard, Commelina erecta (aka the whitemouth dayflower). The flowers open for only a few hours in the morning (about as long as Tradescantia/spiderwort flowers do, but unlike Tradescantia, they will fade rapidly even on a cloudy day):



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    Prem, that is striking! The blue with the yellow makes it seem to vibrate with energy.

    Beautiful photo as well. Thank you.

    Cheers!
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    I wish we had a vanda that came out as blue as that.....

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