Alstroemeria flower - Peruvian lily picture

This is an alstroemeria flower, often called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas.
Alstroemeria looks like a miniature lily but I find it has a more delicate appearance.
I love those spotted and striped markings and contrasting patches.
Alstroemeria flower macro
Alstroemeria leaves grow upside down, with the leaf twisting as it grows out from the stem so that the bottom faces upwards, much like the twists and turns of our friendships. That could be the reason why alstroemeria flower is a particular symbol of friendship and devotion.


Carletta's Captures said...

Lovely macro!
Many times they are included in a bunch of roses and I used to ignore them because they were so small. I've grown to like them very much. I posted some today as well. :)

eileeninmd said...

Your Peruvian lily is gorgeous!

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh my goodness! This is so exotic looking. What a beauty!

Janie said...

Gorgeous flower, and I like the comparison of its growth pattern to the twists and turns of friendship!

Grace Olsson said...

oh dearest, I did not know about that...
My husband adores give me that kind of flowers,..I will say to him about that...
havea nice day and thanks for sharing

ladycat said...

Great snapshot of beautiful peruvian lily! I do really love peruvian lily. Thanks for visiting

Stine in Ontario said...

I have a few alstroemeria in my kitchen right now. They are such a lovely, long-lasting bloom. Your photo is beautiful!

Kathy said...

Beautiful lily. Thanks for stopping by my page.

SquirrelQueen said...

A fantastic macro photo. The Peruvian Lily is so exotic looking, the markings and colors are amazing.

Dario Ferrari Photos said...

What a lovely macro!
I really like al your photos!


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