Thursday, 26 May 2011

Flower Photography: Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana)



Cleome hassleriana, commonly known as spider flower or spider plant, is a species of Cleome, native to southern South America in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southeast Brazil.

It is an annual plant growing to a height of 150 cm, with spirally arranged leaves. The leaves are palmately compound, with five or seven leaflets, the leaflets up to 12 cm long and 4 cm broad and the leaf petiole up to 15 cm long. The flowers are purple, pink, or white, with four petals and six long stamens. The fruit is a capsule up to 15 cm long and 3 mm broad, containing several seeds. Flowering lasts from late spring to early fall.

It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant. Numerous cultivars have been selected for flower color and other attributes. The "Queen" series includes the cultivars 'Violet Queen', 'Rose Queen', and 'White Queen'.

~Wikipedia




 

47 comments:

  1. That - whatever kind of flower it is - is BEAUTIFUL!! Lovely capture as well!

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  2. Wow! That is exotic and beautiful!!!! Great shot!

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  3. Wow, what a wild looking flower! Love the color and all the spindly thingies.

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  4. What a beautiful flower and lovely photo.

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  5. Che, very beautiful and inspiring. the whiskers made it look like the flower is dancing lovingly. love it.

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  6. PS...
    Che, I wonder why I can not leave comment with my blogger account, thus I typed my url and name instead.

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  7. That's gorgeous shot and flower, Cher! Beautiful color..

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  8. Beautiful shot!! I'm not sure what kind of flower it is, but it's pretty :)

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  9. Stunning. Beautiful photo!

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  10. A very unique flower, that I have not seen before. Those hanging spines look like whiskers!

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  11. I think it is Cleome hassleriana right!?! I had it last summer but in white. It is amazing flower :)
    Have a nice weekend

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  12. This is really lovely! My PF is up too. Thanks and see you around!

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  13. Pretty flower.. You captured it perfectly

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  14. My PF entry can be found at http://mpr-spicesofmylife.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-niece-licking-poop.html

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  15. Interesting flower! Great shot. Hope you can drop by my entry. Thanks!

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  16. Picture perfect!

    Visiting from PInk Friday. My entry is up here:

    THE PINK GIRL IN ME

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  18. wow, magnificent flower, haven't seen one. great that u share it us here. thanks.

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  19. Beautiful flower and Great Shot!

    pls. visit my pink too:-)http://www.charlottev.com/2011/05/27/flower-filled-tutu/

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  20. beautful flower! hope you could visit mine: http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/05/pink-friday-pink-room.html
    clavs

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  21. That's gorgeous!

    Pink Tonic at y home page, have a great weekend!

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  22. Great capture of a very unusual looking flower.

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  23. Happy Pink Saturday Birthday !! What a lovely photo. Please feel free to come on over and visit my blog http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/

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  24. it is indeed looked like a spider btw here's my entry for Pink Friday. I hope you can visit thanks SAHM’s Online Diary

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  25. That is about the most beautiful spider I ever saw.

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  26. Beautiful!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs
    Charo

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  27. very pretty!

    http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/05/36549-51-pink-fridays.html

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  28. Wonderful photo! What an unusual flower. Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday :)

    ~tricia

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  29. Wow, that is a pretty and unusual flower! I have never seen a spider flower before
    -Pat of http://www.patandjerry.com/2011/05/games-old-people-play.html
    My computer would not let me sign in; that's why it says "Anonymous."

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  30. These are great because they self seed. Which can be both good and bad :)

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  31. I have never seen one of these...absolutely stunning!

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  32. Pretty!
    Late visiting from Pink Friday! :) have a nice day!
    My Pink Entry

    Orange Tuesdays is open already you might want to join sis..

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  33. lovely flowers...great shot too! have a great week! :)

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  34. Truly Exotic! Its a show stopper must say!

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  35. Wow!! Isn't Nature grand -- and wonderful that you chose to capture this image. Thanks--

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  36. The blog is absolutely stunning... I never seen the spider flower before.

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