Monday, April 30, 2007

Linaria triornithophora... a.k.a. "Three Birds Flying"

Linaria triornithophora
"Three Birds Flying"

This was one of my impulse purchases at the Annie's Annuals booth at the 2007 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. I stuck it in a pot and it's just beginning to bloom. Isn't it amazing? At this stage, it looks more like Two Birds Sleeping and Two Birds About to Fly, but I'll keep looking for the three flying birds. Maybe it's like one of those optical illusion drawings that you have to stare at for a long time without blinking, when all-of-a-sudden dolphins appear. Now that I think about it, who cares about three birds flying. I'm going for the hidden dolphins!


  1. Check out this other Linaria I got from Annie's -- so different! Yours almost looks columbine-y.

  2. I bought that, too, on a trip to Annie's. I like it but it does like to spread...

  3. Even though it is old I'm glad this post and photo are here, it helped me identify a plant I found here as 3 birds flying. I would post a picture of the ones I found here, but don't see a way to do it. Such a sweet flower!

  4. Leah, you should be able to right-click on the photo to save it. You can also link to this post. Glad my post helped you with ID'ing it.