Faded Candy Cane Flowers

Faded Candy Cane FlowerAlthough I titled this post “Faded Candy Cane Flowers,” I have no idea what kind of flower it actually is. During a recent visit to Berkeley Castle, I saw a plant bursting with these unique blooms in various stages of growth and decline. Once home, I tried to find out what this flower was called, but was shortly stumped.

The flowers look to me like faded candy canes. I thought perhaps someone else thought so, too, and posted a picture with description. Google’s image search revealed to me that someone did think similarly. Too similarly, in fact, as no additional description was included. I was no closer to finding the flower’s proper name, but at least I was validated in my assessment.

Faded Candy Cane FlowerWhatever they’re called, I think they’re really pretty.

If you’re interested in seeing the photos taken by my candy-cane kindred, take a look at Michael Taggart Photography. Mr. Taggart’s other botanical photographs and photographic art are also well worth a look.

Do you recognize this flower? If not, does it remind you of candy canes or something else?

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About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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6 Responses to Faded Candy Cane Flowers

  1. avian101 says:

    Beautiful! I’ve never seen flowers like that before! 🙂

  2. leiah says:

    It reminds me of candy, but candy canes…I think some kind of stretched taffy.

    • satnavandcider says:

      Ah! I remember watching the salt water taffy machines as a kid at Pismo Beach. I can definitely see that, too.

  3. ColorInk says:

    Still I only could deside, that it is some PLANT. Maybe it is some still unknown family, and you discovered it)? Probably, it’s near to Lonicera family.

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