Right Steps & Poui Trees

Poor Man’s Orchid Plays with the Light

The play of light on plants. On trees, on leaves, on flowers.

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I love taking photos of sunlight on flowers.

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Poor Man’s Orchid.

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Bauhinia purpurea

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The scientific name ‘Bauhinia’ comes from two Swiss-French botanist brothers, Johann and Gaspard Bauhin. Which I didn’t know before.

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Trees in flower may already show numerous pods.  Elongated dehiscent pods.  Dehiscent: opening spontaneously to release seeds or pollen.

The Poor Man’s Orchid tree in my garden fell sideways in one of the hurricanes. Gilbert, I think. But decades later, askew, it still flourishes.

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Author: rightpouitree

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