Patterns in Leaves and Flowers

Cee has been keeping me busy looking for leaves and flowers with surface patterns on them, and I’ve discovered that the patterns come in several variations.

Veining.

Green Leaf TextureSometimes the veining only shows up in the fall when the leaves change colour. maple leaves picked up off the ground and scannedPetunia with purple markings extended in Pixlromatic’s ‘flowery’ frame. Petunia with purple markings extended in Pixlromatic's 'flowery' frame

Lines / stripes

A form of veining for leaves with linear veins this striped leaf is of the Calathea ornata plant in a Bangkok Wat, Thailand.Striped leaf of the Calathea ornata Plant in a Bangkok Wat, ThailandThese cream leaves with green markings are red underneath. Stromanthe sanguine ‘Triostar’ is a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family Marantaceae, a plant prone to unusual markings. 
Striking cream leaves with green markings that are red underneath, Stromanthe sanguine 'Triostar', a member of the Maranta or Prayer Plant family Marantaceae, run through the photo app StackablesStriking striped leaves of the Canna Lily.Striking leaves of the Canna Lily

Flames / Flares

This Flame Tulip displays veining with a certain ‘flare’.red and white Flame Tulip run through the photo app Photoshop Express

Spotted / dotted.

Moth Orchid. Burgundy-Spotted Moth Orchid FlowerLeaves of the Pineapple Lily. Macro of the spotted leaves of a Pineapple Lily in the Dublin Botanical Garden, Ireland

Splotched.

Croton leaves have a real variety of markings.Croton leaves in dark green spot with cerise, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.Tigridia flower.Tigridia Flower in Pixlromatic

Splatter.

Totally random dots and splashes of white have been applied on this Poinsettia.Poinsettia, Flor de Nochebuena, Cuetlaxóchitl; run through the photo app SnapseedWith the reverse on this rose, with flicks of candy-apple red spattered all over its white petals. candy-apple red spattered rose

More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns in Nature.

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