peacock flower originates from the america. but it is commonly planted around the world, hong kong is no exception, as it is such a beautiful plant. you may find them quite easily in parks around the city.
lately i came across this plant with its buds, blossoms and fruit showing altogether. since this blog has not covered it yet, i decided to feature it, this beautiful national flower of barbados.
the bipinnate leaves, to me who love order and tidiness, is amazingly beautiful. the feathery arrangement with leaflets in the right size are the best presentation of the pretty discipline of oblong shape.
long bloom of colorful orange-red buds and flowers in upright racemes.
植物名稱，無論是中文的「金鳳」，或英文中的「孔雀 (peacock flower)」、「天堂鳥 (red bird of paradise)」，將花朵形容得淋漓盡致。五片橙紅色或黃色有長柄花瓣，還吐露出長長深紅花絲，每多花都跟大氣曼舞。
the blossoms’ common names include poinciana, peacock flower, red bird of paradise, and pride of barbados. all well said.
the plant is in the family of pea. here is the fruit. nice looking oblong and flat pods. here you may also see prickles along its stems, which is one other characteristic of this shrub.
洋金鳳是常綠，而且花期長。大家不妨在公園碰到她們時仔細欣賞。peacock flower is evergreen with long blooming period. go and check them out next time when you visit the parks.
洋金鳳 peacock flower / poinciana (caesalpinia pulcherrima) – kingdom: 植物界 plantae | phylum: 木蘭植物門 magnoliophyta | class: 木蘭綱 magnoliopsida | order: 豆目 fabales | family:豆科 fabaceae | genus: 蘇木屬 caesalpinia | species: c. pulcherrima 《維基》