Thursday, June 30, 2005

Interesting Flora (odd plants from my garden)

I have some pretty odd plants in my garden:

This one is called a passion plant: Its vines have these springy tendrils, they just grab onto stuff. Its flowers are beuatiful, and seem to close at night and reopen in the morning.

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Passion_plant_1

One open and one closed flower:
Passion_plant_2


These are called Parachute Plants: Before they open, their flowers look like a parachute:

Parachute_plant_1_1

When they do open, the flowers are a gorgeous deep purple, with these veins running thru them:

Parachute_plant_2

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Really great flowers.. Have seen first time this kind of parachute flowers. God knows how many more such beautiful flowers it has made..

Posted by: Lowrence | Apr 26, 2008 6:10:07 AM

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