Saturday, August 08, 2009


Bixa orellana var. alba, Lipstick plant - albino variety, Waimea Falls Park, Hawaii. This plant is called the lipstick plant because of its normally deep raspberry red seed cases. In this case, however, we have an albino with light tan-cream colored seed cases. Either way, it is still quite striking. Dye from the red seeds is used as coloring for margarine and lipstick!

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