Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’

Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ is an early blooming miniature daffodil with double flower formed petals and strong fragrance. Its common name is Daffodil Bridal Crown.

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Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae [amaryllis] family. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow [orange or pink in garden varieties], with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona.

Narcissus were well known in ancient civilization, both medicinally and botanically. The genus is generally considered to have about ten sections with approximately 50 species.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the Bay, Singapore [20150415]

Source: Wikipedia

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Aquilegia vulgaris var. nivea

Aquilegia vulgaris [European columbine, Common columbine, Granny’s nightcap, Granny’s bonnet] is a species of columbine native to Europe. It is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are pinnate, with the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate. The flowers, in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, are pendent or horizontal with hooked spurs.

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This species and various hybrids derived from it are popular garden flowers, available in a variety of single color and bi-colors, in single and double forms.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150424. 20150515]

Source: Wikipedia

Aquilegia vulgaris – Pink: Common columbine

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Aquilegia vulgaris [European columbine, Common columbine, Granny’s nightcap, Granny’s bonnet] is a species of columbine native to Europe. It is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are pinnate, with the basal leaflets themselves trifoliate. The flowers, in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, are pendent or horizontal with hooked spurs.

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This species and various hybrids derived from it are popular garden flowers, available in a variety of single color and bi-colors, in single and double forms.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150515]

Source: Wikipedia

Miltonia sp.: Orchid

Miltonia, abbreviated Milt. in the horticultural trade. Miltonia species have large and long lasting flowers, often in multifloral inflorescences.

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These orchids have two leaves, arising from a pseudobulbs, covered with a foliaceous sheath. The inflorescence consists of waxy, nonspurred flowers. The lip is large and flat and lacks a callus at its base. They possess a footless column with two hard pollinia. The flowers have a delicate, exotic scent, some compare to that of roses.

They are named after Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam, formerly Viscount Milton, an English orchid enthusiast.

The species in this genus are sometimes confused with the pansy orchids, but it is the other Miltoniopsis orchids that have flowers that closely resemble the pansy.

Miltonia looks more like Oncidium than the real pansy orchids.

Miltoniopsis is the pansy orchid with huge showy flowers. They grow in cooler climates and are more challenging to grow than miltonias.

Photos: Cloud ForestGardens by the Bay, Singapore [20150515]

Source: Wikipedia

Passiflora Manicata: Red Passion Flower

Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines, is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the namesakes of the family Passifloraceae. They are mostly vines, with some being shrubs, and a few species being herbaceous.

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The family Passifloraceae has a pantropical distribution. Passiflora itself is absent from Africa, where many other members of the family Passifloraceae occur. Most species are found in South America, eastern Asia, southern Asia eastward to New Guinea.

Photos: Cloud ForestGardens by the Bay, Singapore [20150515]

Source: Wikipedia