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Perennial Pea

By pamelajean
I wish to give a big thankyou to Dave (WhiteRose1) for his GEA and to Lavina (fificat100) for her UA on my Red Broom.

Walking with a friend on Hayling Island, we encountered a wild Everlasting Pea rambling over some fencing. It likes to use its twining tendrils to attach itself to something, to creep and climb, and is extremely vigorous. My friend told me to collect some of its long brown seedpods and plant the seeds in my garden and I would enjoy its clusters of pink creamy flowers for years to come.

She was right. Unlike the annual sweet pea, this wild flower will appear in abundance every year.
It has a typical pea-like structure, creamy flowers with pink-flushed upper petals, long-stalked clusters of 3-12 flowers, and narrow lance-shaped leaves with branched tendrils.


Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Lathyrus Faboideae Legume family Vicieae

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 12:07PM
Lovely work Pamela.


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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 12:22PM
A beautiful image.

Ali Grin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 12:32PM
Excellent image. A job done very well indeedWinkGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Nov 2013 12:43PM
A beautiful presentation, Pamela, almost looking like an orchid. Carol
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
24 Nov 2013 12:54PM
Gorgeous, Pamela and your usual perfect presentation.

24 Nov 2013 12:59PM
A lovely flower well captured and presented.

Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 1:04PM
Brilliant take, great colours and detail, you see these kind of shapes like hats on ladies day at the races
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 1:10PM
Congratulations to your friend for giving you the invaluable advice and congratulations to you for growing it and creating this lovely image.
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 1:12PM
A truly beautiful image perfect

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 Nov 2013 1:20PM
A stunning image Pamela ! Please rush me over some seeds as well Smile
Crisp clear colours in the blooms, not sure about the colour in the background.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Nov 2013 1:36PM
How lovely. This makes me want to rush out and buy some for next year.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 1:55PM
Work of art Pamela. Grin Peter.
24 Nov 2013 2:35PM
Super image Pamela, excellent colour and detail,
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
24 Nov 2013 2:45PM
Another beauty against that lovely background. I just spotted three remaining sweet pea flowers in our garden Smile
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
24 Nov 2013 3:34PM
Pleased to make it an RC4U for this delightful and beautiful image.

Diggeo 5 13 Greece
24 Nov 2013 3:45PM
Amazing image!!
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
24 Nov 2013 3:55PM
Lovely image Pamela - beautifully presented - a very complimentary vignette.
24 Nov 2013 4:29PM
What a lovely flower and the background compliments it perfectly.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 4:51PM
I know I spend more time looking at your backgrounds than at the subject, but when I painted in watercolours, 90% of the time went into getting the background right, I wish more people appreciated how important it is... Here the subdued blue is the perfect complementary colour - but it's the warm light in the corners that brings the image to life.
gwynn56 6 87 England
24 Nov 2013 4:51PM
beautiful image Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Nov 2013 5:00PM
A very lovely capture and presentation, Pamela....I do like your backgrounds Wink
Trev Smile
24 Nov 2013 5:15PM
Lovely, though personally I might have had the stems coming up from the bottom.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 5:20PM
Stunning; a beautiful bloom and presentation.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 5:32PM
Wonderful light and colour Pamela.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 7:09PM
Another work of art Pamela, love it.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 7:19PM
Another stunner to add to your fine PF

Very sad news about the ponies and the acornsSad

24 Nov 2013 8:41PM
Fabulous shot Pamela. Wonderful colour, composition and the 3D effect is terrific. Don
24 Nov 2013 11:27PM
Lovely shot Pamela. Gorgeous colours.

24 Nov 2013 11:44PM
Very pretty, well presented, Pamela.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
25 Nov 2013 5:37AM
Lovely background tones

A superb image enhanced by a stunning BG. Interesting narrative.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 2:45PM
Such a dainty flower - a lovely vibrant pinkSmile
xwang 9 56 8
25 Nov 2013 7:00PM
It is so beautiful.. love the colour. Wonderfully taken..surreal..
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2013 8:54PM
Really beautifully placed here Pamela
and a perfect the colours
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
26 Nov 2013 12:29AM
pin sharp ,great presentation.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Nov 2013 11:16AM
Sooo beautiful...the flower and your take of it, Pamela. I particularly like your background here. So well chosen Smile

What a lovely name the plant has - Everlasting Pea Smile

Ok fine...definitely wouldn't want that for a human, but for a flower, it's really nice.

Andrew Grin
26 Nov 2013 2:31PM
really beautiful
26 Nov 2013 4:41PM
A beautiful presentation
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Nov 2013 11:14PM
Wonderful clarity and vibrant colours in this fabulous floral image Pamela, a real eyecatcher for sure
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 2:23PM
Super image, pin sharp with a lovely BG. Have collected some seeds of this plant this year, they are destined for my allotment fence, They make a lovely display, unfortunately no scent !
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 8:57PM
Stunning image, beautiful flowers too
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 1:59PM
Stunning work Pamela. Truly excellent.

cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 4:22PM
Wonderful colours and detail.
Lovely image.
Cheesey Smile.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 10:57PM
A lovely colour combination.Smile

30 Nov 2013 5:34PM
A fine capture, processing and presentation of this delightful flower. A
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
30 Nov 2013 9:37PM
This is brilliantSmileSmile
30 Nov 2013 10:26PM
Beautiful image & composition
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 12:00PM
Faultless, Pamela, luv the coloured corners to focus your attention on the image.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile xxx
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2013 8:09AM
Beautifully presented Pamela. paul
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2013 1:11AM
I'm not into pink but this one I find very pleasing...
Lovely to look at! Grin

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