the mystical orange flowers

Hi everyone..  As promised, i went back to my mother’s garden this morning and took lots of photos of the mysterious orange flower. My first post about it which you could find here had created quite a stir because no one knew the name of the flower even if the post had been reblogged by some blogger friends just to help me in finding its identity. Anyway, here are lots of photos and some descriptions about the plant and the flower and i am still hoping that maybe someone could finally recognize it and reveal its true name.

The flower stem holds several spikes which form into buds.

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the flower stem

One spike opens up into a single petal and when the buds open up, it forms petals which are neatly layered one on top of each other forming a cluster. They are vibrant orange in color .

the flowers

A single petal is about 2.5 to 3cms. in size. It is soft and delicate.

petal

this one consists of 2 flower stems

a close up view of the flower stem

Observing the plant, i noticed a dried up flower stem with spike-like casings resembling that of wheat.

seeds

A seed is formed for every dried petal which makes me believe that the petal itself may actually be a single flower.

seeds

I am sure that someone out there may know its true name but in the meantime, I think i would refer to it as the mystical orange flowers.

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7 thoughts on “the mystical orange flowers

  1. arlene1027 says:

    That is Crossandra Elizz which I’ve blogged about in my latest garden post. Treasure them because even if they are so easy to propagate, I don’t see much of them anywhere.

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