Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kapok Tree

Silk Cotton Tree a.k.a. Kapok, Bombax malabaricum. The Kapok trees are in full bloom and they easily make up for their sparse leaves and evil thorns with a profuse abundance of brilliant pink flowers that are a serious attractant for hummingbirds. The seed pod is full of cotton fluff that is used in some places for pillow stuffing and mattresses.

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