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Milflores (Hydrangea Macrophylla) | by Ray in Manila
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Milflores (Hydrangea Macrophylla)

Hydrangea macrophylla is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to Japan. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 2 m (7 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) broad with large heads of pink or blue flowers.


Known in Philippines as milflores, in reference to the thousands of minuscule clusters of flowers.This was introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era and a very soulful flower, which symbolises heartfelt emotions. Some use it to convey gratitude for being understood, express friendship and devotion. They are planted in higher elevations like Tagaytay, Silang, Lipa, Baguio, Bukidnon and others areas. They are quite popular during weddings and debuts. The flower colour changes depending on the alkalinity or PH level of the soil.




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Taken on February 24, 2017