FOTD – May 1 – Blue Potato Bush & Bush Violet (Baleria Obtusa)

Two beautiful blue/violet flowers today!

(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂
lovewillbringustogether - Blue Potato Bush5Blue potato bush flower viewed from ‘behind’. The flower is actually being lit by the sun on the other side but is the petals are so translucent it is displaying a brilliant luminescence on the ‘shadow’ side. 🙂

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This is a close-up view of this flower that is a member of the Nightshade family and was formerly thought to be a species of Solanum (i bought it as a Solanum – S. rantonnetii (blue potato bush) ). It is related to the potato, the tomato and the eggplant!

It has since been reclassified however and is now found under the genus Lycianthes,  (Lycianthes rantonnetii) which, like Solanum belong to the Solanaceae Family.

lovewillbringustogether - Bush VioletA shot of the South African Bush Violet.
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link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – May 1, 2019 – Peony

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