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Red Powder Puff

Common name – Powder Puff

Rambling shrub or small tree  silky leaves and powder-puff-like balls of conspicuous dark crimson stamens. Calliandra haematocephala is a fast growing shrub that can grow tall but also spreads wide. The leaves close at night. The red  flower is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. It appears from November -April. The buds before the flowers open look like raspberries.
Botanical name: Calliandra haematocephala  
Family: Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not family)
Picture – Sainikpuri, Secunderabad and Shilparamam, Hyderabad
Information –  Flowers of India

2 responses »

  1. Oh! I hv seen this so many times but never knew so much abt it :) Thanks for sharing :)


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