Sunday, April 17, 2011

Red Powderpuff/Today's Flowers #35

@ mirandablue
Spotted this spiky red flower by the road side in Laguna.  I didn't know its name until I searched on line.  It's known as Red Powderpuff, Blood Red Tassel Flower and Fairy Duster. It belongs to the species of Calliandra, a genus of flowering plants, shrubs and small trees native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of southern Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.

@ mirandablue
Red Powderpuff, Fairy Duster, Calliandra haematocephala


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20 comments:

Indrani said...

Like fire sparks.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photos. I love these spiky little blooms, I wish they would grow in our area.

Carletta said...

Beautiful little puffs!!

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lotusleaf said...

What a beauty! There is a pink powder puff which flowers more profusely.

Arija said...

That made me smile. They certainly look like powder puffs.

Cildemer said...

Wow! So beautiful! Never seen that flower before!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Cindy said...

Such a unique and pretty flower! Your photographs are beautiful!

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very intersting shot...I like it.
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toby said...

That is very beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us!

BJ Roan said...

Beautiful! Love how the bright color pops against the green.

Carver said...

Very unique and beautiful flowers.

chubskulit said...

Ang ganda!

Naturegirl said...

Loved this Fairy Duster when I saw them blooming in the Sonoran desert in Arizona...they are fascinating as they really do look like little bright red brushes!

vincibene said...

Fascinating beautiful flower!

Francisca said...

Sweet captures of the red powderpuff, Luna... and what an apt name for them (didn't know that)! I've seen them in Batangas, too.

Arija said...

Such pretty powder-puffs, so like some of our native flora.

Chie Wilks said...

that's a lovely and unique flower.


my flower entry

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Such a lovely flower! Pretty enough to paint!
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Barb

RW said...

lovely shot

Míriam Luiza said...

Sua flor é linda! Me lembra minha flor de novembro!