Friday, June 8, 2012

Flowers from Barbados

 The Pride of Barbados Caesalpinia pulcherrima is usually orange or yellow. I came across this pink flowering dwarf poinciana in a garden in Mysore. These plants need very little water and survive harsh summers. They flower throughout the year and attract butterflies and bees.The seedpods are food for some catterpillars.
The sweet little flowers of the Jacquemontia pentathos are an attractive sky blue colour. Like the Caesalpinia, this is also a native of Barbados, naturalized here.
My thanks to Nick for hosting his delightful meme Floral Friday.


  1. That is a beautiful variety of the Caesalpinia. I love the colour of the Jacquemontia too.

  2. I agree. The pink variety is spectacular.

  3. Wonderful pictures!!
    Flowers I see only while on vacation in the Caribbean.

  4. I 'love' your pink Pride of Barbados, I have yellow in the dwarf size.

    The Jacquemontia is a wonderful shade of blue too.


  5. Such beautiful flowers and colors and they're both new to me! Wonderful captures for the day!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


  6. Wow! That shade in the Pride of Barbados is not common here. I've only seen the orange/yellow ones. Lovely shot of the cluster vine.

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