Saturday, September 06, 2008

What plant is this???

 

I want one of these in my yard.

I took this picture at the Union County College campus, as we were walking over to the Union County Music Fest 2008 in Cranford. I decided to post this picture first. Because I know that most of the people who read my blog really won't be interested in the whole concert, which I write and write and write and write about next. But this plant was really cool. I wish I had taken a better picture of it.
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5 comments:

Seraphine said...

i love the color! and it's not even a flower. it's a challenge to find beautiful plants like that (even in paintings where, presumeably, the artist would have a broader palette than mother nature).

roller coaster teacher said...

GORGEOUS! (But I've no idea.)

pink dogwood said...

Sue - that is maple leaf hibiscus. I just bought one from the farmers market for $5, but it is very tiny. I have yet to plant it. Its flowers are used for some medicinal purpose. Checkout this link:

http://www.backyardgarden.info/mapleleafhibiscus.php

I am hoping it is a perenial for our zone and that it comes back next year.

Rayne said...

That is really cool. I like it. Wonder how it does inside?

Sue said...

If I painted that, I think everyone would believe I'd made it up out of my imagination.

Doesn't it remind you of Horton Hears a Who? (boil that dust speck... boil that dust speck...)