Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Phymosia umbellata

Found in amongst the central plant display in the Besse Building courtyard, this native from Mexico and relative of the Abutilon, is putting on a show of its own. The funnel shaped flowers, of the deepest blood red, are set against a velvety leaf and, although attracting the pollinating insects here, it is not going to see the Hummingbirds that love it in other parts of the world. 

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