Wednesday, October 7

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.

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Blogger Jacob said...

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

1:16 AM  
Blogger Leif Hagen said...

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

3:14 AM  
Anonymous Cari said...

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.

7:21 AM  
Blogger psyboom said...

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

7:45 AM  
Blogger MariBio said...

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

9:13 AM  
Blogger designslinger.com said...

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!

12:38 PM  
Blogger Kcalpesh said...

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

Nice to get inspired before hand!

- Pixellicious Photos

2:10 PM  
Blogger Janie's World said...

I love the details and the colors in this photo.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Phivos Nicolaides said...

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

8:05 AM  
Blogger Tinsie said...

Beautiful macro shot!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely a plumbago...

4:25 PM  

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