Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Flower: Lipstick Plant -- Facts and Photos
Don't try pronouncing the Latin name, just call it a Lipstick Vine. OK ?
This is another flower, nobody in the Kin Library or flower shop could identify.
Thankfully, a Facebook friend, named it for me within five minutes.
If that guy ever visits Okinawa, I promised to buy him lots of beers.
The plant was spotted, blooming just a few minutes walk from my office.
So, I took a few props along, to use as background material for my photos.
Once, I got a botanical name, off I went, to gather these nifty facts.
Number One: The plant originated in Malaysia.
Number Two: It's an evergreen that resembles lipstick coming out of a tube.
Number Three: The fruits and plants are not for human or animal consumption.
Number Four: The plants grow naturally up where branches meet trees.
Number Five: They are members of the African Violet family, called Gesneriaceae.