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Today's Flowers


February 7, 2010


(Hibiscus schizopetalus)
(Sentosa, Singapore 06-09)

When we were kids, we used to play with this flower, no, that would be the leaves actually. We would make soapy stuff from them and add a little powder detergent to make bubbles!

I only knew that they are from the hibiscus family (gumamela as we call them) now, I have learned that the most common names would be Japanese Lantern, Coral Hibiscus and Fringed Rosemallow.

Since we visited the Butterfly garden, butterflies thrive along with the flowers.


  1. Another new form of hibiscus! Well, new to me, anyway! It is wonderful! I have never seen a flower with the business parts hanging so far below the petals!!

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