people in general love plants when they flower, but there are beauties of the blooms in different stages. check out red powder-puff in prime fluffy stage and after.
powder-puff’s latin name is calliandra haematocephala. calliandra comes from the greek words kallos meaning beauty and andros meaning stamen. this spells that powder-puff blooms are built by many of these red stamen rather than petals.
powder puff is really showy in its ‘flower’. i need to point out that the plant’s leaves are very pretty and interesting as well. take a closer look. the leaves are very disciplined in coordination and shapes. each pair of the bipinnately compound leaves remind me a perfect pair open and close quotation mark tightly joined together. what adds to the fun is that they go to sleep every late afternoon and then open up again the next day.
紅絨球/朱纓花 red powder-puff (calliandra haematocephala) – plantae kingdom 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms 被子植物門 | (unranked): eudicots | (unranked): rosids | order: fabales 豆目 | family: mimosaceae 含羞草科 | genus: calliandra 朱纓花屬 | species: haematocephala 朱纓花種 source: davesgarden.com