Flower Photography: Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)



Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the tropics and subtropicsof the Americas. Its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include PoincianaPeacock FlowerRed Bird of ParadiseMexican Bird of ParadiseDwarf PoincianaPride of Barbados, and flamboyan-de-jardin. ~ SOURCE

20 comments:

  1. Such an interesting and beautiful flower! Like:)

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  2. thanks for your wonderful weekend flower! :)

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  3. Great picture of a beautiful flowering tree!!

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  4. So pretty! Lots of them here in my tropical island of Singapore.

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  5. truly the red bird of paradise...!

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  6. that is a cool looking flower!!! never have I seen one like that! thanks so much for sharing!
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  7. I've never heard of this flower before. It's so beautiful.

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  8. I finally know its name...so peacock flower it is...those petals have fascinated me for years...

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  9. I know this lovely flower as Pride of Barbados. Here they die back to the ground in winter but return to bloom in summer. Butterflies love them.

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  10. what a very beautiful shot, Che.

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  11. Great picture of a beautiful flower, and I also have lots of them here in my garden in Singapore

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  12. Beautiful flower.

    Regards and best wishes

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  13. beautiful flowers, love it :-) Dropping by for Orange Tuesday :-)

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  14. This reminds me of a tree that bears flowers like that:)

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