Barcelona Photoblog: Flower Macro: Phlox?

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.


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

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

  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.

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

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

  6. Anonymous12:38 PM

    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!

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

    Nice to get inspired before hand!

    - Pixellicious Photos

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

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

  10. Beautiful macro shot!

  11. Anonymous4:25 PM

    definitely a plumbago...


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