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h2oeco
04-01-2010, 02:42 PM
While walking on the beach recently, I was able to get some pictures of this rare flowering plant. Little is known about the "Narcissus litoralis", but every spring, it is spotted along the ocean beaches of many of the Mid-Atlantic states. It seldom grows above the high tide line, and only blooms for a very brief period of time each year. If you happen to find one of the bulbs while playing on the beach this summer, do not bring it home - it will not survive in your garden. It is requires an extremely salty environment in order to grow and blossom.

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwobs/cl1.jpg

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwobs/cl2.jpg

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwobs/cl3.jpg

http://www.ecomalley.com/mwobs/cl4.jpg

Enjoy!

Ed

hobbes
04-01-2010, 03:39 PM
They look kind of down for such a sunnry day ;)

h2oeco
04-01-2010, 04:30 PM
Much like the summit, it is a very tough environment in which to survive, let alone thrive.

Lawson
04-01-2010, 05:00 PM
Especially with the recent volcanic activity above treeline.:cool:

Rich
04-02-2010, 09:23 AM
WOW..that's unbelievable! I've never seen anything like that on a beach! It looks like something my wife has in her garden! Very cool!

Charlie
04-02-2010, 11:02 AM
thats strange that the plant would survive the waves
very nice Ed

krummholz
04-02-2010, 08:56 PM
Thanks for the showing us the laugh-o-dils! :):)

KathyC
04-03-2010, 08:16 AM
I've never seen anything like that either on a beach, I'd never think they would be able to grow.... Thanks Ed.