02 December 2011

Native Hibiscus aka Native Rosella

Location: Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland, N.S.W.











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15 comments:

Bernie said...

They really are such pretty blooms. I love the creamy white one with the pink edges. Obviously the insects ... are they ants? ... love them all!!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

not an ant but weeny fly of some kind. Longish, elongated but very tiny; never seen them before but they were obviously feasting on the nectar in these flowers.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful macros of these special flowers, Carole! I think the presence of the insects highlights even further their beauty, but also perhaps makes an apt comment about the transience of beauty and the shortness of life...

Thank you for participating in Floral friday Fotos!

Helene said...

Lovely flower-shots!! Beautiful!!

Greetings from Norway:o)
Helene

http://helene-photography.blogspot.com/

Filip Demuinck said...

Insects on flowers. They are probably needed for some reason but I prefer them without.

Greetings,
Filip

Liz said...

Great images Carole! I particularly like the soft pink one. Such a pretty colour!
Have a lovely weekend :)

TexWisGirl said...

nice, sweet blooms.

Joyful said...

A beautiful flower in many colours. Lovely.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lovely varieties of the native hibiscus! I was unaware of these! The variety in my garden is quite an intense lilac tone!

Ida said...

Lovely blooms. I'm thinking the bugs remind me of aphids. I like the soft pink one.

Jan Castle said...

I would think either aphids...after that sweet stuff! We had these in Miami, Florida, USA - every color you can think of except blue and in doubles and triples too...beautiful, even tho' they only bloom for one day (as I recall)!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for joining us with this nice flowers. they seems to be very attacked :) have a great weekend!

Linda Makiej said...

so very beautiful!!! :)

Shane McEvey said...

The little flies are probably Scaptodrosophila hibisci the larvae of which live in the decaying "flower-ball" on the ground under the plant. Is the Hibiscus species with the yellow flower tiliaceus?

Carole M. said...

thanks for your informative comment Shane and when I look up the tiliaceus images, it sure appears to be that. Well spotted.