You did it, Cee! It is a petrea volubilit, commonly known as a queen’s wreath or sandpiper vine! I am so happy to finally know the name of this bush. Now I need to find a way to remember its name. I owe you one.
I still can’t figure out what flower this is that grows beside the stairs up to Martin’s Restaurant in La Manzanilla, Mexico. They are long sprays about a foot long. The single flowers turn pale brown and papery and can be used dried. I’d love to know what they are.
For Cee’s flower prompt.
I don’t know what these flowers are. If you do, please advise. Click on any flower to see them all in more detail.
For Cee’s Flower Prompt
Here is yet another stage of the flowers on the mystery tree, all stages present at the same time. Click to enlarge photos. Go HERE to see a later stage of the blooms.
See Cee’s gorgeous hydrangeas HERE.
Doesn’t look much like a hibiscus to you? It is a macro of the center of the calyx after the flower has withered and fallen off. It was just so intriguing to me that I had to post it. It reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my mind’s finger on what it is.
Thanks, Christine Goodnough, for jogging my memory re/ the name of this beauty from my friend Patty’s garden in Wyoming. I knew an animal was involved in its name, but couldn’t for the life remember what it was until you solved the mystery.
This little lady came up volunteer this year right where I can see her every time I leave my house by the kitchen door. I love the surprise of seeing her for the second time this year. She is just two inches across at her widest part. If she’d been any place else but where she is, I would have overlooked her for sure. Thanks, nature, for another surprise!
(It’s obvious the bees have been loving her as well.)