Friday, March 16, 2007

Anyone know what this crazy looking flower is called?

10 comments:

chuckand ruby said...

I wonder if it's aome kind of a lily. It sure is pretty. MOM

Kerry-Anne said...

I've got no idea what it is, but I quite like it - very pretty colour combination in that shot.

Kate said...

I do not know either but I've noticed walls covered with these blooms on some of my morning walks here in Mazatlan. They're quite striking either as you posted it as a single bloom or as a fully covered plant.

Dsole said...

I don't have a clue but this is really gorgeous!

Lan Nghiem-Phu said...

This is a flowering vine. Its name is Flame Vine (Pyrostegia venusta) and it attracts hummingbirds and bees. There are many different species, some are: Mexican Flame Vine, Senecio confusus and Orange Flame vine, Combretum fruticosum

Curly said...

I cannot help with the name but it sure is bright and colourful, can you believe we are expecting snow next week!

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alice said...

No idea, i'm best with roses! But it's very nice and exotic to me.

photowannabe said...

Nope, but it looks like fireworks. Very tropical and lovely.
Have a great weekend, Lisa.
Sue of Photowannabe

TOG said...

Lan is correct. It was more popular in the 30s to the 50s. It grew on the old homes that had barrel tile. I found this site while trying to spell Pyrostegia.
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/News%20columns/Flame%20Vines.htm

Kala said...

that is so funny and wild - I am so amazed at what you see!!! WOW