Pentas lanceolata: Egyptian Star Cluster

 

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Pentas lanceolata, commonly known as Egyptian Starcluster,  is a species of flowering plant in the madder family, Rubiaceae that is native to much of Africa.  Flowers are colorful; red, purple, pink and white. It is known for its wide use as a garden plant where it attracts butterflies and humming birds and sun birds.

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Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130316; Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, GA.[20130901]

Source: Wikipedia

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