Monday, February 21, 2011

Macro Monday - Red Anthurium


Anthuriums are popular for their bright waxy blooms and shiny leaves.  They last a long time as cut flowers but exude a sap that can irritate the skin.  The bloom is actually a type of leaf that grows around the flower spike in the center.  They are so bright and shiny that they are often assumed to be artificial.



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8 comments:

Jama said... [Reply to comment]

So beautiful! there's lots of them here as they thrive in our hot climate.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Expensive to buy over here but, as you say, they last a long time. I love them as they remind me of Maui.

GrandmaK said... [Reply to comment]

So very beautiful!!! Thank you! Cathy

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Absolutely stunning.

Cecilia Artista said... [Reply to comment]

Great macroshot!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, gorgeous vivid colour.

kbreints said... [Reply to comment]

Such lovely color! Love!

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

Still finding colourful subjects under that snow? ;-)