Flower of the Day – November 28 – Orange Trumpet Vine (Pyrostegia venusta)

My orange trumpet vine, sometimes known as the flamevine, is a member of the Bignonia family of flowering vines/plants and covers a small pergola arch leading down to my lower lawn area. It usually flowers en masse in June (Winter) and lasts until September and is a spectacular sight of brilliant orange mingled with a little green. In early November I noticed it had begun a much lesser second season flowering and caught the unusual shaped* flower against a bright, late Spring, blue sky. 🙂

(Click on the pics to open in a new window and click again to see full size detail) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Orange Trumpet Vine1

The first flowering of this Winter’s season.lovewillbringustogether - Orange Trumpet Vine2

* As i was checking the images had posted correctly, i noticed something even more unusual than ‘usual’ 😉 Normally each flower comes from a circular base but morphs into a square shaped tube at it’s opening! Three sides of the tube are single petals but the top ‘side’ bifurcates (splits into two) resulting in a bow shaped lip making a total of 5 petal endings. The unusual part is in the middle of the top pic – one flower has 6 tips and a 5 sided tube, making a pentagonal opening, not the regular square shape? It happens again in the centre of the second pic.

link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – November 28, 2018 – Poinsettia

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6 comments

  1. Beautiful! And what an amazing observation. You must really examine your subjects closely before publishing. We have an orange trumpet vine too. It attracts hummingbirds, which is one of the reasons why I love it. No more flowers here (outside) for 4 months!

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  2. My Love of photography (and my amazing poppies!) have helped me see that there are many unexpected details and unusual features to be found in nature, and indeed in most, otherwise mundane, aspects of life. 🙂

    I wish i had hummingbirds in mine – i don’t often see birds on these?

    I hope to be able to provide some sunny flowers here for you over ‘winter’ 😉

    Thanks Laurie!

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