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
Such a gorgeous shot!
Love how you capture the tight little buds together with their flamboyant opening!
I've never seen this tree bloom. I like the opening buds on the right--reminds me of hair blowing in the wind.
Great color and details!
There is a certain drama here--wow!