Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pink Powder Puffs

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coming home
flower
by
flower

~Jane Reichhold

 

Found in deserts and grasslands, Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) is a flowering perennial shrub attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees.

27 comments:

Anya said...

Very special powder puffs
never seen before !!!
We learn many new flowers in bloggieworld :-)
Thanks for sharing your beautiful country :))))

Regina said...

How beautiful and amazing!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Sad to say, but I've never seen Fairy Duster growing wild in the desert. I've only seen it planted in landscaped yards. It looks gorgeous out in the wild. Is the ironwood blooming yet?

Julie said...

WOW...masses of them!!! Very pretty!!!

Luzia said...

This is so interessting! A total other flora and fauna then ours. Wonderful pics! Greetings from Luzia.

Martha Z said...

Any plant that attracts the hummers has my vote.

Loree said...

Beautiful pink puffs.

Sunny said...

I love these plants, nothing like that around here, that's for sure!
Sunny :)

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous power puff flowers! They look like a fan.

Brenda's Arizona said...

COOL! I have seen them, but never at the level you have photographed. Love the haiku, too!

Susan said...

lovely photos...I long to be in the desert in spring!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, The pink powder puffs are so pretty... They add color to your area. Glad the Hummingbirds like them.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thank you Diane. We have this one here too and I have not been able to find a name for it. :)

Evelyn Howard said...

Beautiful world over there!

Gaelyn said...

This Pink Fairy Duster is gorgeous. I don't remember ever seeing them in the desert. Guess I do miss spring in the lower desert. Today I saw lupine, globe mallow and a yellow daisy on the way to Wickenburg. We're just starting to get buds here.

Self Sagacity said...

You've made Arizona more enticing.

Stephanie said...

I can see how the pink powder puffs add colour, softness and layers to the landscape - it's wonderful! The flower in close up is also a beauty. I can see that the plant is happily growing there :-D Thanks for featuring such a extra-ordinary plant.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

The flower looks like a toy ball i bought for my son before. Hehe

Clytie said...

So very beautiful!

rainfield61 said...

I am distracted by your bungalow.

Arasu said...

These flowers look beautiful with the green background. I like the many colorful flowers and the composition in the last photo. These flowers resembles some type of flowers in trees in our area.

cieldequimper said...

A lovely splash of colour for the weekend!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

and also very attractive to me. That hint of color amongst the desert earth is really a beautiful touch. Great photos

Neus said...

These Pink Fairy Dusters are very attractive for bees and even for me! (Lol) Beautiful shot!

Ayie said...

that looks so pretty!

Mary said...

I not only like how it looks, but love the name Fairy Duster. Lovely photos of it.

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