Featured: Powderpuff Tree blooms unwinding
Featured January 9
Featuring frilly feathery blooms of a Powderpuff Tree just opening up.
Compare with a fully opened bloom here: https://arctangent.smugmug.com/ConservatoryPlants/Consrvtry-Tropical-Temperate/Tropical-and-Temperate-Year/i-Sp7Hqdw
Calliandra haematocephala, Family: Fabaceae
The buds began to form about a month ago, to give you an idea of how long the tree is in bloom.
Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens
January 1, 2017 (D001-2017 )
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From Featured Photos 2017 - arctangent
Great color and details!
There is a certain drama here--wow!
these are really fantastic looking blooms....
This is a a wonderful study in the different stages of the blooms. I liked the one where they are completely unfurled. I have not seen a Powderpuff before, and they are just lovely.
Beautiful color, great comp!
Lovely Color and detail.
Great color & detail in these developing blooms.
Great shot of the various stages of the bloom!