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Monday, March 8, 2010

Lovely Mickey

 
Mickey Mouse Plant fruit's red sepals (not its flower as commonly mistaken) and mature seeds that look like eyes - all these explain why it is named Mickey Mouse. Its seeds if not yet mature are green.
Here's Mickey Mouse's flower. Do you notice the yellow green sepals just below the yellow petals? They will soon turn into red as shown in the photo above and below. This garden shrub grows about 9 feet tall. It is known to have originated from South Africa.
 
Three-eyed Mickey 

All things bright and beautiful 
All creatures great and small
    All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens...
God made their glowing colors...
-Cecil Frances Alexander
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27 comments:

Dinah said...

I thought the first picture was a bug at first :-)
But it has a beautiful flower!

nice A said...

@Dinah, there are lots of wonderful plants if we just take time to look at them closely. Thanks for stopping by:)

Dhemz said...

2-in-1! hehehhehe...nice entry you have here te....I haven't seen this kind of flower here and even in the PI...kakaiba sya...ehhehehe!

salamat pala sa dalaw sa aking kusina...hehehhe! oo, mama sita's fan din ako...masarap kasi yung mix at madali pang gawin...:)

Nako weekend namin was boring....lol! sa bahay lang kasi kami ni Akesha...duty kasi ni hubby sa Air force every first weekend of the month....kau po,how's your weekend?

Carletta said...

9ft tall - wow, that's a big plant!
Nice shots and I can see the Mickey Mouse comparison. :)
Thanks for your visit and the lovely comment you left. I do appreciate it.
Mine’s here: Round The Bend.

nice A said...

@dhemz, yes, such a great find for 2-in-1 post. hehehe! thanks for stopping by:)

nice A said...

@carletta, yes, it's a big shady plant. I'm planning to have one at our small home garden. thanks for your nice comment, too.

e-Mom said...

Fascinating! I love all plants and flowers. Mickey is truly unique. :~D

Marice said...

aww havent heard of that til now! thanks for sharing :)

u may view mine here

Dorothy said...

What beautiful color in your photos..I thought they looked like bugs as well...so lovely

Dorothy from grammoloyg
gramology.com

nice A said...

@e-Mom, I agree. All things are bright and beautiful on their own.
@Marice, actually, I learned its name only lately when I discovered this plant has a name stuck with it at the park for researchers to see.

nice A said...

@Dorothy, I never realized it looks like a bug until you and Dinah said so. Thanks for your visit.

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL flowers!

Rita said...

Love it when a post introduces me to something new. And lovely besides.

Nice capture.

nice A said...

@Fifi, thanks for stopping by. I did hop unto your RT post and it took my breath away.

nice A said...

@Rita, same here. That's one big thing I always look forward to in blogging. Thanks for making it here:)

Leora said...

I can see why it's called Mickey Mouse! Never heard of the plant. It does have a prettier flower than its fruit. Thanks introducing us.

nice A said...

@Leora, thanks for liking its flower more than its fruit. For me while looking at the real plant, I am more fascinated with the fruit.

Patti said...

Beautiful blooms. Never heard of a Mickey Mouse plant.
That's amazing that it grows to nine feet.

nice A said...

@Patti, actually I learned its name only lately, too. Thanks to blogging I've become more conscious of spotting anything interesting around. I've seen this plant many times before but never noticed its beauty that lies on its tiny but intricate flowers and fruits.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Erica said...

I love your photos and I love it when I learn something new. Thanks for sharing.

Erica

nice A said...

@Erica, glad to know you've learned something new from this post:) Thanks for visiting.

Marites said...

we have that in my mother's garden but I didn't know its name until now..cute name:) My RT is here.

ellen b. said...

That Mickey mouse plant is great. I was happy to see it. Happy Ruby Tuesday to you...

nice A said...

@Marites and ellen b., thanks for making it here to see my Mickey.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

what a strangely curious plant ... the world is eriously amazing.

nice A said...

@Susan L, the world is amazing, indeed, especially if we take time to take a closer look even at little things around. Thanks for your nice comment:)

Dhemz said...

daan din me ulit dito te...salamat po sa dalaw at comments ha....:)

nako as in...mahilig din si hubby ko na mag collect ng movies...ako din...i would rather blog....lol! likewise, I only watch movies pag interesting yung story...ehehhehe!

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