Welcome to Today’s Flowers! All the pictures in today’s post are those wild ones we find growing on either roadsides or on the edge of water bodies.
The Cleome or Spider flower was blooming in the backyard garden in my hometown in September. They come in several shades of lavender or pink. The rest of the pictures were taken a few days ago in the outskirts of our city.
A dragonfly sits on the commonest of them all, Lantana camara. The plant is one of the most invasive weeds in our region.
Lavender beauty in the wild. Two more shots of the same plant can be seen below.
This one reminded me of the American beautyberries that I had seen on several blogs. Looking up online I found out that the Callicarpa (beautyberry) is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the family Verbenaceae. They are native to east and south east Asia ( where the majority of the species occur), Australia, south-east North America, and Central America. ~ Wiki.
Comparing pictures on the net, this plant looks like Callicarpa macrophylla or Urn fruit beautyberry.
A variety of Rattlepod growing near a pond. There were several ants on the yellow blooms. The picture below shows the plants growing on the edge of a field not far from a lake. There were several large carpenter bees on the blooms. I only managed to include one in my picture.:(
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