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Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla

 

The genus name, Calliandra , means “beautiful-stamens”.  The Fairy Duster flowers are a pale pink color and are an attraction to animals that live in the desert. It's a source of food for the deer that roam in the desert or hillsides of the southwest. It provides nectar and pollen for the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds when the flowers are blooming.

 

 

Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla

 

The genus name, Calliandra , means “beautiful-stamens”.  The Fairy Duster flowers are a pale pink color and are an attraction to animals that live in the desert. It's a source of food for the deer that roam in the desert or hillsides of the southwest. It provides nectar and pollen for the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds when the flowers are blooming.

 

 

comments (16)

  • Lisl
  • England
  • 31 Jan 2018, 07:38
A useful, as well as a very beautiful plant, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed, she is!
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 31 Jan 2018, 08:01
Brilliantly photographed, Maam!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, sir!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 31 Jan 2018, 08:01
Li,e a little firework going off.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I always think that!
Ethereal!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ginnie! That's a good word for it!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 31 Jan 2018, 08:27
Très joli, j'aime les couleurs.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine! Very bright, isn't it!
It is a little gem E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I certainly think so, Bill! Thank you!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Jan 2018, 10:29
Well, now I know the meaning of calliandra - never too old, eh? Great shot.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: There ya go - Pleased to teach you something new! smile Thanks, Louis!
What a great photo both in subject and presentation.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Brian!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jan 2018, 13:00
A lovely as well as multipurpose plant.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Certainly is, isn't it!
Hummingbirds and bees love this in the tropics as well.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No doubt! i would, if I were they! smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 31 Jan 2018, 14:51
Magical isn't it..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, sir... sure is!
  • sherri
  • Arkansas USA
  • 31 Jan 2018, 15:27
like fancy hats !
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile I'd wear one!
Wow what a beauty
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I just love them, Martin!
Another super shot, Ell'.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Frank! I love these!
I like seeing the living one and the dead one in the same frame...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Ah - thank you for mentioning, Larry! I like that, too!
I like your way of presenting the flowers, I think I will keep this in mind, even if I imagine you need to start from the first shot of the elaboration.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Claudio! I always like a close shot with natural back lighting - works well, I think! I appreciate your compliments! Grazie mile! smile

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