blue butterfly bush is an evergreen shrub from africa. it flowers in spring and summer. it is very attractive but the beauty is not limited to its blossoms; its colours, lines and shapes and its architecture are all interesting.
the flowers are in blue, two shades; pale blue and violet-blue blend together results in the most unusual and delicate colours among the green.
then, the long whisker-like stamens and stigma extend from each, throwing in curves and tapping in some dancing steps.
the evergreen shrub are having opposite leaves that are egg-shaped and toothed. they look bigger,lying below, compare to elegant panicles of inflorescences borne high at the ends of long arching branches.
when the plant fruits, there is an architectural beauty. young fruit are branching out in goblets of golden green. they later will mature into chandeliers of purplish black fruit.
藍蝴蝶 blue butterfly bush (clerodendrum ugandense) – lamiales order脣形目 /玄參目 | lamiaceae family脣形科 | rotheca genus | species: myricoides