Sunday, September 07, 2008

Floss Silk Tree (Chorisia speciosa)

Floss Silk Tree (Chorisia speciosa). These thorny but stunningly beautiful trees originate from Brazil and Argentina and are a favorite with the hummingbirds and bloom in profusion each Fall. The name, Floss Silk, refers to the cottony white fluffy seeds as they burst from the pods.


MartininBroda said...

I've just wandered through your great gallery, and here is a short list of my favors:
Gulf Fritilary Butterfly, Seven Sacred Pools, Maui;
Cattle Egrets, Hilo, Hawaii;
Willet on Sand Swirl, Torrey Pines, CA;
Peninsular Metalmark Butterfly;
Tete a tete;
Eye to Eye;
Gull fight;
Brown Pelican;
Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis;
Flag over water;
Red-billed Leiothrix;
Red Shouldered Hawk;
Scrub Jay;
Foto 424;
Foto 462;
Foto 464.

That's all for tonight. All the best.

The Hunky Gardener said...