Sunday, December 2, 2012

Forget me not flowers, plumbago auriculata

It is now a habit for me to visit my sister's school on Sunday for a cup of coffee. Along the way, I pass through teacher's village where home owners have planted near the sidewalks beautiful flowers. Here is one flower which attracted me along my Sunday walk.

Here is a new photo taken at QC Memorial Circle.

It shares the common name (in the Philippines), "Forget-me-not", with other flower plants, a problem with using common names for flowers! This flower is native to South Africa.

Plant/Flower Eudicots|Core eudicots/Caryophyllales/Plumbaginaceae/Plumbago Auriculata
Common Name Forget me not, Plumbago capensis, Blue plumbago, Cape plumbago or Cape leadwort
Location Teacher's Village, Diliman, Quezon City
Camera Samsung WB150F digital camera(1st photo),Fujifilm HS25ER(2nd photo)
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
Reference Wikipedia entry,
Acknowledgement Al Claud (common name), Dr. Romana de los Reyes(scientific name)

Click this for a wikipedia entry for Forget-me-not flower (Mysotis family)

1 comment:

  1. I just got a pot oh this beautiful flower but didn't know it's name. On searching all day, came across your post. Any idea what it's called locally or in Filipino?