Monday, September 2, 2013

Flower Photo: Calliandra haematocephala var. alva

Just Call It A White Powderpuff

 

 

The Latin name is too long to remember but, fits up there nicely.

The plants grow into trees on Okinawa and I couldn't get close enough to smell the flower.

But, the University of Florida says they smell good.

flower, White Powderpuff

 This one was so high in the sky, I had to use the zoom lens to shoot it.

The rascal looks like me when I first wake up in the morning.


White Powderpuff, flower

 The Southeast Botanical Gardens was the location these were spotted in.

A bit of a tropical storm is blowing through the Ryukyu Islands, right now.

My plan is to go back down that way and see if I can find any Pink or, Red Powderpuff flowers.

With a little hair coloring, I bet, I could wake up looking like one of them, too !




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