28 September 2009

Wild Pink Flowers - Pokok Pepulut

The pink flower is like a small Hibiscus, in fact it is in the same 'Malvaceae' family.
Wild Pink Flower
Caesar's Weed (Urena lobata) - Local Name: Kelulut, Pepulut
Wild Pink Flower
Urena lobata
That small brown fruit has a little spike that will stick to your cloth if you pass through this plant. So that's why Malay named it 'Pepulut', meaning sticky like a glutinous rice.
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Denise said...

Such a fascinating name for this delicate little flower and two very beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing them with Today's Flowers.

SquirrelQueen said...

A very pretty little flower, both of the photos are beautiful.
Through Squirrel Eyes

Jama said...

What an interesting name, never heard of it before but I think I've seen the flower. So now I know it's name!

Maia said...

Lovely little wildflower, nice macros.
The colors in your photos are so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hate this weed so much when I was a kid. The spiky fruits will stick to my football stockings during my daily evening games. It will take quite a while to remove hundreds of those minute size pepuluts fruits the next day. Gotto remove those by hand, no man made machine was made until today for this job. LOL.