Caribbean Flowers Series – Plumbago

Watch meh but don’t pick meh

This is the delicate flower from the Plumbago plant, a name more suitable for a Caribbean fruit but nevertheless it is a scrub that has its charm and beauty by the flower’s elongated tube stem.

If your brush against the plant, the sepal tends to stick on you. The defense against predictors including those who are willing to pick a few for a wedding photo shoot at the President’s Grounds is that the Plumbago withers quite quickly.

The name Plumbago is derived from Latin meaning Lead, the plant has the healing properties of curing lead poisoning.

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