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Firecracker Flowers 2

Firecracker Flowers 2
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-30
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-12 3:31
Viewed: 4078
Points: 2
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Scientific Name: Crossandra infundibuliformis

Family : Acanthaceae
Common names : Firecracker flower
Flowering Season: Throughout the year
Colour : Coral/Apricot, Orange

Native to South India and Srilanka, firecracker is a small evergreen shrub commonly used as a flowering houseplant. This tropical perennial shrub with attractive dark green leaves and bright salmon-orange flower will grow up to 3 to 4 feet tall. The lustrous pointed leaves are 3 to 5 inches long and the flowers bear 4 to 6 inch long spikes, have slender corolla tubes about an inch long and a spreading three to five lobed lip. The flower shades range from the more common orange shade to red and yellow. It can be grown in pots or containers and as a hedge plant. It is cultivated in fields

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I love the composition...2/3's is always my favorite. And DOF is great!
Interesting flower.

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