It took an incredible amount of research for Bob to find the name of this flower, but by Jove, I think he did it. Plaudits to LWBUT’s Flower Identification Service!!!!
For Cee’s FOTD Challenge.
Here is a better shot of more of the plant… for Bob!
For Cee’s FOTD
For Cee’s daily Flower Prompt
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These gorgeous little flowers were growing by the road. The largest was no more than 3/4 inch wide. Those are grass spikes behind them, if you want to guage their size. I’m holding the lower part of the stem so you can’t guage their size by my fingers as they are closer to the camera. My friend couldn’t understand what I was bending over and doing as I photographed them. Lovely miniature posies.
This tabachine bush near my studio was swarming with fluttering black butterflies, but they moved so quickly that I couldn’t get a shot. I have a video of them taken a few years ago, and it is like a ballet—their graceful swooping, bending and departing.
The scientific name of this tree, native to southern Mexico, is as surreal as the bloom. it is pseudobombax ellipticium! More commonly known as the shaving brush tree.
See Cee’s luscious bearded iris HERE.