They are Here.
I have been always curious what is there to see in the Government House, the seat of the State Governor General of New South Wales. Its area is part of Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens which is located on the west wing of Sydney Opera House.
So one day, I satisfied that curiosity by walking about the area alone by myself and the entry is free, so I secured myself a ticket to join a Guided Tour inside the premise.
After the tour, we were allowed to roam free around the vicinity and it was only then we could take pictures.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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My fascination of Hibiscus flowers will never fade. They are classified as annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, or trees that belong to the mallow (Malvaceae) family with more than 200 varieties growing in warm temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions of the world.
In Australia, they bloom throughout the year.
They come in variable foliage that ranges from light green to dark green. The leaves can be poplar-shaped, to maple-like palmately lobed, to broadly elliptical. They are mostly grown for their large, open, bell- to funnel-shaped flowers, borne as single flowers or in clusters. They are made up of 5 overlapping petals with a central column of fused stamens. Flower colors include white, yellow, and orange as well as dramatic pinks, purples, and reds.
Besides their delightful appearance, they have many medicinal uses as many of us would imagine. Click here for their MEDICINAL IMPORTANCE.
One of the things I learned about them at home and at school is that, they are used as hair grower.
I took these flowers in Broadmeadow, New South Wales during my weekend away not long ago visiting a friend up on the north.
"You always admire what you really don't understand. ~Eleanor Roosevelt~"
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