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Yellow Asphodel

Asphodeline lutea


It's the veil-like membranes around the fresh flower (almost still a bud) of this yellow asphodel that led me to this post.


The asphodels from Greek antiquity are considered a landmark of the dead. The poem 'Stratis Thalassinos Among the Agapanthi' of Nobel Prize-winning poet George Seferis, opens with an Odysseus figure in a land of the dead: "There are no asfodels, violets, nor hyacinths./ how to talk to the dead./ The dead know only the language of flowers./ that's why they are silent"

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Tania17 3 months ago

Thanks Tukup!

Tukup 4 months ago

What a pretty flower and interesting notes. Thanks for sharing Tania.

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Agia Paraskevi, Greece

Spotted on Apr 22, 2020
Submitted on Apr 24, 2020

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