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Flower of the Day: Firecracker Flower

Submitted by on August 24, 2013 – 8:19 amNo Comment

IMG_6741aThese bright yellow flowers were captured earlier this week by our intrepid photographer.

According to Wikipedia, Crossandra infundibuliformis (firecracker flower), is a species of flowering plant in the family Acanthaceae, native to southern India and Sri Lanka — but the signage on this one in the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford, Illinois, says that it’s native to tropical Africa.

Anybody know which is correct?

(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)

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