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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Flower Macro: Phlox?

Flower Macro: Phlox? [enlarge]

Almost two years ago I posted the same flowers and wasn't able to classify them myself. I asked for help. It came out that those flowers maybe were some kind of Phlox. This plant is common in Barcelona parks and gardens but I am a mess when it comes to botany. Maybe someone can find the exact name.

11 comments:

  1. I can't help you with the name, so I'm just gonna sit here and enjoy the photo!

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  2. Carlos - officially and scientifically, they are called "Velvetus purpletus Phlox di Barcelona." Happy to help!

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  3. I think this is what Jose calls a Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata or blue jasmin)- we planted some weeks ago a cutting in a pot, which is now grown and flourish with plenty of colourful little flowers adorning our terrace.

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  4. excellent photo!
    i prefer this one than your last year's one!
    sorry, don't know the name though...

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  5. Bellissimi questi fiori blu, ce li ho anch'io sul balcone, sono molto profumati. Bella foto.
    Ciao. Mari. :)

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  6. You may already have several answers to your question, but the official name is: phlox divaricata.
    My grandmother grew these flowers in our apartment building backyard for years.
    When we were kids, we'd pull the tiny little blossom from the plant, and suck a teensy bit of sweet nectar from the flower's stem.
    It's amazing how many childhood memories your photo brought to my morning!

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  7. Stunning macro I'm soon coming up with a similar shot! :-)

    Nice to get inspired before hand!

    - Pixellicious Photos

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  8. I love the details and the colors in this photo.

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  9. Hola Carlos! You are a master in photography my friend! Well done!

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  10. Beautiful macro shot!

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  11. Anonymous4:25 PM

    definitely a plumbago...

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