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Pink Powder Puffs at dusk ...

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Calliandra is a genus of about 200 species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of southern Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. The genus comprises herbaceous perennial plants, shrubs and rarely small trees growing 0.5-6 m tall, with bipinnate leaves. The flowers have numerous long slender stamens, and are produced in cylindrical or globose inflorescences; the stamens give rise to the common name of Powder-puff/ Powder puff Plant and Fairy Duster.These plants flower all year round, but the best blooming is in spring and summer. They can be easily pruned.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliandra

  

Captured these pretty pink Calliandras at a low angle during a late evening walk in Barigui Park, Curitiba, Paraná,, Brazil.

 

Have a great Friday and thanks for visiting.

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