Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pink powderpuff flowers

Calliandra emarginata or commonly known as the Powderpuff plant, They are low branching shrub or small trees with multiple trunks, it can grow up to a height of 15 feet, but we often see them about 6-7 ft growing by the road side, or near the playground in HDB area. They are very popular trees in Singapore.

Showy pink flowers, pleasant fragrance, like a powder puff. They are one of my favorite flowers when I was a kid, I always played with the flowers to make fun of my classmates, some of my classmates were afraid of the itch when I used the flowers to tickle them.
One interesting fact about leaves of that plant, like any Calliandra plants, they are closed for night, like butterfly wings, and reopen in the daytime.

…bright pink on the surface and pale pink to white inside the "powderpuff" ball.
More macro flowers here,  and Beverly hosting the sweet Pink Saturday, more pretty and sweet pink things



Donnie said...

Loved your Pink Saturday post. That is a beautiful flower.

A 2 Z said...

Hi visiting from Pink Saturday. This is quite phenomenal flower. I wonder how big it gets. Thanks for sharing.


Rebecca said...

Wish my plants looked like that-simply beautiful!

Gossamer Creations said...

Wow what a beautiful....thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

nice flower. This looks like the the rain tree. it is planted to provide shade. the leaves close when it is about to rain or in the evening.