Saturday, September 30, 2006

Russelia equisetiformis - Firecracker plant

Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Mexico
These delicate-looking flowers remind me of the tiny firecrackers that I used to play with as a kid during Chinese New Year and so I am just calling it the firecracker flowers for the time being. Red flowers are common and these yellow ones are not seen often. Colour aside, they reminded me of the thrill I had with the neighbourhood kids when we would be given strings of tiny firecrackers to play with.

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