next time you take a walk stop and look at some of the wondrous small plants and flowers we have this flower is a weed that grows on the banks of the ditches that carry water to the fields for inundation its 1/4" in diameter this blog has many plants including these tiny species
Nothing as pretty as a new acacia leaf
a bee in the loofa flower
Bloom of the another variety Kopak tree
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
My first sighting of this dove in the Kapok tree
The tree in seed they look like Cucumbers.
With thanks from SAPhotographs (Joan) said... It is a Knob Thorn or Kapok Tree Tony. A very spectacular and beautiful tree. It eventually gets the big seed pods which burst open and the seed are very easily propagated.
I did a post on them a long time ago.
Kapok Tree ceiba pentandra
Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae (previously separated in the family Bombacaceae), native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and (as the variety C. pentandra var. guineensis) to tropical west Africa. The word is also used for the fibre obtained from its seed pods. The tree is also known as the Java cotton, Java kapok, or ceiba. It is a sacred symbol in Maya mythology.
The seed pod
The seed pod dispersing the seeds Mid January 2010