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Crown Flower

Crown Flower
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Copyright: Nilotpal Patra (nilotpal_patra) (49)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-30
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L21
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-30 3:23
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Crown Flower.
Common name: Crown Flower Hindi: Safed aak सफ़ैद आक Manipuri: অংকোত Angkot Tamil: எருக்கு Erukku Telugu: Jilledi Puvvu జిల్లేడి పువ్వు
Botanical name: Calotropis gigantea Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)


This large shrub, which looks like a small tree, sports clusters of waxy flowers that are either white or lavender in color. Each flower consists of five pointed petals and a small, elegant "crown" rising from the center, which holds the stamens. The plant has oval, light green leaves and milky stem. The flowers last long, and in Thailand they are used in various floral arrangements. They were also supposed to be popular with the Hawaii queen Liliuokalani, who considered them as symbol of royalty and wore them strung into leis. In India, the plant is common in the compounds of temples. The fruit is a follicle and when dry, seed dispersal is by wind. The seeds with a parachute of hairs, is a delight for small children, who like to blow it and watch it float in the air. This plant plays host to a variety of insects and butterflies.
Referance :- http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/white.html

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-30 5:24]

Hello Nilotpal,

Flowers are always an attractive subject, every one see glad lovely flowers.
Excellent composition attractive colors good presentation too.
Technical very well done.

Best regards,

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