Sunday, June 19, 2011

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ Pincushion Hakea

Hakea laurina, the pincushion Hakea, at present flowering in
great profusion in our park. One of the many endemic flowering
plants we planted some 18 years ago that have grown to large
mature shrubs feeding both birds and bees.

Above, two stages of the bud and below, just as the flowers
unfurl to their beautiful pom-poms.

Photos of course enlarge.

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  1. oh, i love the little loops they form! how pretty!!!

  2. These are absolutely beautiful. Love the loops also. How nice to watch them grow over 18 years.

  3. Those flowers are quite spectacular.

  4. I love the way they look like little pincushions. I'm not familiar with this flower.

  5. Sveicināta, Ārija!
    Ļoti neparasts, brīnumains zieds. Nekad neesmu tādu redzējusi.
    Interesanti arī tas, ka zied šobrīd!?

  6. These are fantastic! And I, too, love the little loops and the colors! Breathtaking captures as always, Arija! Hope you have a great week ahead, I'm holding good thoughts for you as always!


  7. Arija, these are such lovely posies, and the intricate detail is such fun to view. Have a great week~ Mary

  8. Some flowers just look too perfect and strange to be real and this is one of them. Those loops are incredible! Great name too.
    Yes-foxes steal chickens here too-and shoes-we had a similar experience to you!

  9. What a beautiful little flower, it does resemble a pincushion.

  10. Thank you for sharing this lovely flower. I've never seen anything like it.
    I love that last shot!

  11. Hi Arija!
    Those flowers are so interesting... I love their white and hot pink loops!
    I am also in amazement at your liquid gold sunset on the water. {sky watch photos} ... Just stunning~

    I hope you have a wonderful week ~

  12. They look stunning! Love seeing the details!

    About your question on my blog...I haven't found out about the smell. Wish I did!

  13. These are amazing! The second flower looks like it has paper clips! These are very unique.

  14. A gorgeous little flower, and such a pretty color.

  15. ooooh, i have never seen this flower and I love it.

  16. Lovely, such a pretty color too. I didn't see the loops until I read other comments and then I enlarged the photo. Isn't nature incredible?


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