Chrysanthemum sp.: Spider Chrysanthemum

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Kiku or chrysanthemum is a very common motif on kimono and all related items. In addition to being a very common flower with many variations, it is also the official flower of the Imperial Family of Japan.


One of the many variations is Rangiku [Kanji: 乱菊; Kana:  らんぎく] or Spider Chrysanthemum


Literally “rebellious” or “disordered” chrysanthemum, these are portrayed as clusters of long, narrow petals with a distinctive upward curl at the end of the petal.


Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140122]


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