Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sumbucus nigra - Black Elder

This flower may not thrive in Singapore because it is found in colder climates. There are as many as 25 species and they are found in North America, Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia. I photographed this shrub half-way up Genting Highlands in Malaysia. It was growing on a slope next to a pagoda on the grounds of a Chinese temple that was housed in a cave. What caught my eye amongst the thick foliage was the creamy white flowers that looked good enough as the centrepiece of a dinner table. This lovely bouquet was beyond my reach but not that of the zoom lens of my Olympus C-750. I never found out the name till now.

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