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Give Peace A Chance!

By pamelajean
Firstly, a big thankyou to posty57 and Rolepics for their User Awards on my Morning Glories.
Thankyou Barry and Carole
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This is the Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily, sometimes known as the Spathe Flower or Snowflower.
This is not a true lily, but an aroid, related to the anthurium and alocasia.
You are probably more used to seeing them white, but they gradually fade from pure white to green over time. However, I have to admit to being unsure as to whether this is a different variety because they have been heavily hybridized.

The Spadix: the centre, the flower; a densely crowded inflorescence; generally cream or white when young, turns green with age.
The Spathe: the outside, a large bract; the long white, yellowish or greenish cupped "leaf"; generally white or white with green nerves distally from the margin, turns green with age.

The common name, Peace Lily, is from the universally acknowledged white flag of truce during battles.
A symbol of hope, life after death, re-birth, resurrection, truce, calm, serenity, purity and sweetness.

It's a popular indoor plant, an excellent air purifier that successfully filters out pollutants, ensuring that the ambience of your house remains pure and fresh.

Pamela.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Tropical Aroid Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum Araceae

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Comments


16 Jul 2012 4:49PM
Lovely capture Pamela and great narritive Smile

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Jasper87 Plus
7 1.7k 148 England
16 Jul 2012 4:56PM
Excellent arrangement, Pamela, the flowers fit together so well. Great colour and texture and the presentation is beautiful.

Dave
16 Jul 2012 4:56PM
Very nice composition and the colours are splendid...........great info also.........
16 Jul 2012 4:58PM
Interesting plant to look at and your write up is excellent. A fine capture and excellent background presentation. A
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
16 Jul 2012 5:02PM
A perfect presentation, Pamela. Carol
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 5:05PM
Beautifully composed, captured and presented.

Ann
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
16 Jul 2012 5:08PM
Interesting information to accompany this beautiful image. I can see this framed and hanging on the wall.

Albert
Paree 12 616 3
16 Jul 2012 5:13PM
what a lovely title for a beautiful photo,

paree
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
16 Jul 2012 5:23PM
Beautiful image and an interesting write up to go with it.

Ken
debu 7 India
16 Jul 2012 5:31PM
Excellently presented.
debu
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 116 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 5:38PM
Interesting narrative that's so informative, accompanying this presentation of the lily.
Ronnie.
16 Jul 2012 6:23PM
Brilliant presented image Pam......Regards ...John
HELANA 7 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 6:46PM
Lovely presentation Pamela,You have a good knowledge of the plant. I din't know it was an air purifier.
Elena.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 6:48PM
I didn't know about the air purifying! Superb presentation, detail and light.
Ann
Niknut Plus
7 1.4k 72 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 7:12PM
Cracking shot !!!....gorgeous quality !!!
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
16 Jul 2012 7:35PM
This is a most beautiful arrangement, sharp and clear-- plus some interesting text!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
16 Jul 2012 7:37PM
A first class floral image Pamela, you do these so well, congratulations on the GEA
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
16 Jul 2012 8:33PM
Beautifully composed image Pamela - fabulous detail. Congrats on a well deserved GEA.
Brian.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 8:52PM
Well done on the GE front

Totally deserved PJ, for a wonderful image
Colours and detail are sublime

Adrian
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
16 Jul 2012 9:05PM
How lovely Pamela . Like your comments too . Didn't realise they were an air purifyer. Must find room for one xx
pamelajean Plus
11 976 1882 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 10:29PM
As some of you are interested, here is a list of the top 10 air purifying house plants.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 10:49PM
I was going to tell my wife about the air purifying elements of this Lily Pamela,
as she spends a fortune on these aromatic candles,but best not as she might actually
expect me to buy a bunch of them for her !!
Good shot.
Mick.
Ray42 8 3 England
17 Jul 2012 7:48AM
A well taken shot of this interesting plant and an excellent write up too
17 Jul 2012 8:09AM
Great title Pam. Maybe you could combine a Poppy with it, and call it 'War & Peace' Smile

John Smile
Good title well presented, and the detail is once again outstanding!!!!!!!

John
CaroleS Plus
6 429 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 9:18AM
Interesting background information Pamela, well composed image and superb presentationSmile
Carole
xwang 7 56 8
17 Jul 2012 11:06AM
Superb clean imge.. wonderful colour and light.. I wonder if you have a laser 'knife'Wink.. beautiful writing up.. interesting to know. Thanks!
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
17 Jul 2012 12:34PM
You've captured and presented this really well, Pamela Smile Nice clean specimens too.

Andrew
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
17 Jul 2012 1:56PM
A fascinating looking plant and very well taken as usual. - gary
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Jul 2012 2:14PM
A lovely quality capture, Pamela - intersting write-up too, sounds like it might be good for my asthma Smile
Trev Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
17 Jul 2012 2:30PM
You always present things in such a way that even ordinary things look attractive, I had one of these and the photo's I took were quite mundane to say the least!, nice one I like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 7:43PM
And to think they came to us all the way from Hawaii. This is a stunner Pamela. Beautifully framed and processed.

Barry
Mike_Smith Plus
9 364 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 8:07PM
Great image and beautifully presented
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 9:12PM
just wonderful
bunSmile
evelen 12 5 England
18 Jul 2012 2:12PM
lovely image .
eve.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
18 Jul 2012 3:37PM
An excellent composition

Peter
18 Jul 2012 8:43PM
A beautiful presentation of this lovely lily Pam,well done..Lin
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 9:52PM
Deliacte and beautiful. paul
Billyray 9 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 10:35AM
This is lovely Pamela. The arrangement of the flowers, the excellent detail, gorgeous colour and terrific background all make this shot superb, and your write-up is so full of information. I have just looked through your pf, and must say I was delighted to see the superb variety of backgrounds you have achieved. If only I could get the results you do.
Ray
Another stunning image.. Beautifully captured & presented.. Love the green colour ranges & the details are wonderfully sharp.. Excellent
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
22 Jul 2012 1:30PM
The clarity and detail is amazing,,lovely presentation,

Aidan,,
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
23 Jul 2012 7:40AM
Beautifully presented, this unusual flower looks almost crafted, like a delicate sculpture!
28 Jul 2012 5:59PM
Great colours and textures, presented beautifully
29 Jul 2012 11:43AM
I picked up it to my favorites, with your permission!SmileSmileSmile
Regards, Valery
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
31 Jul 2012 11:30AM
A Beautiful image.
A lovely, useful plant to then.
Interesting to read about, thank you.

B.

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