I think…if this is not a Hibiscus please let me know?   A knowledgeable fellow explained this is a specie of Bauhinia, common called an “orchid tree.”  Thank you Russel at russelrayphotos2.com




29 responses

  1. I’m not sure, but it is definitely beautiful 🙂

    April 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    • lol…l, the whole three is amazing! thanks andy.

      April 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

      • Cheers! ^.^/

        April 14, 2015 at 1:55 am

  2. Snow

    Gorgeous flower, however; the hibiscus I have seen have a different looking center than this one. If I knew all the flower parts, I could probably explain it better.

    April 14, 2015 at 1:30 am

  3. Precious shot, Heather!

    April 14, 2015 at 4:38 am

  4. I am fairly sure it is a plant.. 😀

    April 14, 2015 at 6:10 am

    • lol…yup I’d have to agree with you!

      April 15, 2015 at 2:48 am

      • And that just about plumbs the depths of my botanical knowledge.. 😀

        April 15, 2015 at 8:59 am

      • lol…I have to admit I don’t know much more other than I like flowers around!!!

        April 16, 2015 at 1:55 am

      • They look good, can smell good, oh yes and bees seem to like them 🙂

        April 16, 2015 at 6:09 am

      • Hey feralc4t nice to see you…it has been awhile. I didn’t see you in my reader yesterday, will have to follow you again! Yup having pretty flowers around is awesome…what they are I’m not always sure.

        November 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      • Good to see you back, I hope all is well.

        November 26, 2015 at 8:31 am

      • It is nice to visit with old friends! I’ve been taking photos, but of farm fresh food and market vendors for the past year…:) will see what I can come up with now as I won’t be doing that any longer.

        November 26, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      • Sounds like a bit of a story behind that 🙂

        November 27, 2015 at 9:47 am

      • yes there is…I have been the Market Manager for our two local Farmers’ Markets for the past three years…the first year there was only one Market the next year a second Market was added and I was so busy taking photos of the Market that my personal photos took a back seat. Just wasn’t time to take personal photos and post them as I was constantly taking photos of the Markets to promote them! I love the Markets, and I will miss it terribly but decided to stepped down this fall. I will be able to do more of my own photos. Life changes…

        November 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      • It does, and that is a good thing I think

        November 28, 2015 at 10:13 am

      • I suppose…they say everything happens for a reason! Figuring out the reason often takes time… 😉

        November 28, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      • Just a change of state can be good.

        November 29, 2015 at 8:11 am

      • yes, I agree…it was time for me to move on!!!

        November 30, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      • Good timing 😀

        December 1, 2015 at 3:08 am

      • looking forward right!

        December 1, 2015 at 9:11 am

      • Onwards and upwards

        December 3, 2015 at 4:15 am

  5. LB

    yes, Hibiscus. I’ve seen so many beautiful blooms this year!
    Hope you are well, Heather. Today is the first day I’ve visited blogs in way too long!

    April 19, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    • thanks LB…while I love flowers I’m not always familiar with the names. I’m good, hope you are as well? I understand, I’ve not done a great deal of visiting this winter, life is so busy…but nice to hear from you just the same!

      April 23, 2015 at 12:03 am

  6. No, it’s not a hibiscus. It’s a specie of Bauhinia, common called an “orchid tree.” There are billions of them, though, not to mention all of the hybrids that the plant geneticists have given us, so without pictures of the tree, leaves, and buds, I can’t tell you exactly which Bauhinia it is, only that it definitely is a Bauhinia. I’m thinking Bauhinia variegata, though.

    April 30, 2015 at 5:05 am

    • thank you Russel for the name of the flower…I don’t know a great deal about flowers other than I love them! I appreciate you taking the time with the information! Sorry to take so long to respond, I’ve been away from the site since April…hoping to get back into it again.

      November 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm

  7. See the many pictures in a Google image search: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1507&bih=909&q=bauhinia&oq=bauhinia&gs_l=img.3..0l10.1094.2339.0.2562.…0…1ac.1.64.img..1.7.610.r5uU1BLwpoY

    April 30, 2015 at 5:07 am

  8. So great to see you again, Heather. I’m glad that Russel could identify this beautiful flower. I only knew that it wasn’t a Hibiscus. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 25, 2015 at 12:34 pm

  9. Hey Sylvia…thanks…had to visit my special friends, it has been a long time! Almost all I know about flowers is that I love them other than that I’m afraid I no very little. Happy Russel was able to help! I’m hoping to get back into the blogging now…Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    November 25, 2015 at 5:01 pm

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