Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lantana, Baho-baho/Today's Flowers #19

@ mirandablue
We call this flower baho-baho which means stinky.  Lantana or shrub verbenas' aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, or blue and white florets. The flowers typically change color as they mature, resulting in inflorescences that are two- or three-colored. A common name for Lantana camara is "Ham 'n Eggs" due to the adjacent pink and yellow inflorescences.  



Posted for Today's Flowers

16 comments:

Denise said...

A beautiful picture. Lantana is such an interesting flower and I enjoyed reading about it, thank you.

lotusleaf said...

Lantana attracts butterflies too.

Pagan Sphinx said...

They have candy colors! Very pretty. I don't think I've ever seen any...

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful flower.

kanak7 said...

Bright and beautiful! Despite being a common weed, the colours of the lantana range from terrain to terrain. I always love to observe the change in the depth of colour.

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NatureFootstep said...

I like the yellow and red colors in this flower. :)

eileeninmd said...

I love Lantana, it is a great plant to attract the wildlife.

chubskulit said...

Di pa naman lanta sis ah hehehe, just kidding.. I just now know the name of that flower, we call it asin asin in Bicol hehehe..

about the daffodils, meron syang ibang kulay..

Carletta said...

One of my favorites! This variety always reminds me of sherbert. :)

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi my friend Luna

Lovely and pretty flowers!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz

Indrani said...

Children make excellent garlands with them.

Arija said...

The lantanas have such pretty flowers that attract butterflies but here in Australia they are noxious weeds in at least two states.

JM said...

At least one species of Lantana thrives here and you can find it everywhere. The blossoms are lovely.

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas e coloridas flores!

Francisca said...

I've been seeing a lot of these baho-baho around this year, although of course I had no idea that is what they are called. Pretty!