Welcome to my ecological garden in the tropics. Hope you find peace and tranquility here.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Today's Flower- Football Lily
The Football lily Scadoxus multiflorus is also called Blood Lily and Fireball Lily. Some people say that its botanical name is Haemanthus multiflorus, but not being a botanist, I accept both the scientific names.
Last week's pre-monsoon storm seems to have triggered the flowering apperatus in the Football lily bulbs hiding in corners in my garden, and they are bursting int bloom everywhere. There are football -sized red globes everywhere.
The lily's sudden appearance brings a sense of wonder and joy in the heart of the beholder.
This is my contribution to Today's Flowers. Unfortunately, I have not been able to link with the meme.