Tuesday, October 03, 2006

no idea


I have absolutely no idea what this is called. Interesting though.

8 comments:

  1. The petals almost look like the tissue-thin blooms on a bougainvillea, but I've never seen them in a heartshape like this (or with the white tip around the stamen?). Very pretty, though!

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  2. Whatever it is, it's lovely. Red plants are wonderful things.

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  3. Hum... It looks like a flower. Or maybe an elephant. Or maybe a new Rorschäch (or something like that...) Test! But it´s beautiful!

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  4. Yes, it definitely caught my eye as we were wandering around Yanaka last weekend.

    LOL, Lone Wolf! Rorschach test! I wonder what Freud would have to say?!

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  5. I know what it is!

    It's called a shrimp plant, Justicia brandegeana. It's happy in zones 12 and higher (likes warm weather), it's a native of Mexico, so says my Western Garden Book.

    I have one growing by the side of my house where it's shaded most of the day either by my house or by the neighbor's house. I never, ever water it, and it grows and blooms quite happily.

    BTW, very nice picture. :-)

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  6. Thank you so much Laura. You've solved the mystery! :)

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  7. Yay! I'm glad to learn something new. And it does look a bit like a shrimp, so the name is quite fitting. Wrong zone for me, however. Oh, well.

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  8. Still looking like an elephant. :)

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