White Meadowfoam

Limnanthes alba

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.


Meadowfoam - You do study the work of old masters The answer you planted into the twelfth of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Raising Doubts project. Latin name: Limnanthes Artist family: Beaux-Arts
 Colour: White / Yellow Silene (BE)

With: Silene (BE)


This flower reminds us of an egg with its bright yellow middle and white edges. Some also call it the "poached egg plant". This allusion can reminisce a time when artists used basic natural ingredients as medium to create their artworks. One of the most common of these natural ingredients was an egg, which was sometimes mixed with a pigment of a paint.