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A gardenia flower ~

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Gardenia is a genus of 142 species of flowering plants in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania.

The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus and John Ellis after Dr. Alexander Garden (1730-1791), a Scottish-born American naturalist.

They are evergreen shrubs and small trees growing to 1–15 meters (3.3–49 ft) tall. The leaves are opposite or in whorls of three or four, 5–50 centimeters (2.0–20 in) long and 3–25 centimeters (1.2–9.8 in) broad, dark green and glossy with a leathery texture. The flowers are solitary or in small clusters, white, or pale yellow, with a tubular-based corolla with 5-12 lobes (petals) from 5–12 centimeters (2.0–4.7 in) diameter. Flowering is from about mid-spring to mid-summer and many species are strongly scented.

maorlando (Angela), Peter Van Der Houwen, dubonnet (Sharon 0), Christina Port and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
Ashley Loy
Ashley Loy
Gorgeous flower, love it !!!!!!!!!!
Exquisite macro !
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very beautifully photographed - as usual !!!
3 years ago.
turtlemom4bacon
turtlemom4bacon
Thank you for your great comments!
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Superb close-up!
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Gorgeous!
3 years ago.
maorlando (Angela)
maorlando (Angela)
Marvelous lovely bloom... can almost smell the lovely fragrance wafting through the screen!
3 years ago.