Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bottlebrush Blooms

My bottlebrush tree is blooming again. I’m not sure what triggers it, but it blooms on and off all year long. I don’t know exactly what species it is, it was one of the first plants I planted after we moved in about 7 years ago. I bought it at Houston Garden Center, you hardly ever know exactly what you’re getting from there.

A few months ago my Dad was looking at it and was asking me how the flowers actually developed. I had never paid that much attention to it before. So, I decided to photograph the flowers at different stages.

Here it is just forming

Getting ready to open



The red filaments are the stamens, the pollen is on the tip of each one


Now you can see the actual petals

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