PHOTOGRAPHY: Flowers
Canon PowerShot S51S
Mpumalanga, South Africa….on our way to the beautiful rainforest at “God’s Window”, I saw the Hypericum, a genus of about 400 species of flowering plants in the family Clusiaceae, subfamily Hypericoideae (formerly often considered a full family Hypericaceae).
The genus has a nearly worldwide distribution, missing only from tropical lowlands, deserts and polar regions. All members of the genus may be referred to as St. John’s-wort, though they are also commonly just called hypericum, and some are known as tutsan. The marsh St. John’s-worts are nowadays separated in Triadenum.
St. John’s-worts vary from annual or perennial herbaceous herbs 5–10 cm tall to shrubs and small trees up to 12 m tall. The leaves are opposite, simple oval, 1–8 cm long, either deciduous or evergreen. The flowers vary from pale to dark yellow, and from 0.5–6 cm in diameter, with five (rarely four) petals. The fruit is usually a dry capsule which splits to release the numerous small seeds; in some species it is fleshy and berry-like. (Info: Wikipedia)
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  • David Roscom
    David Roscomover 4 years ago

    Nice Work!

  • Thank you David, much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Hypericum Liz! The colours and detail in this shot are brilliant!

  • Thank you SO MUCH Maree for the welcome comment! I’m so glad you’ve added the name of this little star. I took the photo on our way to the rainforest.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    the “rainforest” sounds exquisite and exotic Liz. Any pics coming?

  • ♪♪ “Just you wait, Henry Higgins, just you wait!”♪♪

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    I shall wait in anticipation, My Fair Lady!

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

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    Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks for accepting and a great compliment Joyce!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Liz! xx

  • Thank you dear Kay! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • andy551
    andy551over 4 years ago

    Superb work!!Beautiful creation!

  • Thank you Andy, appreciation for your wonderful words!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 4 years ago

    Fabulouse and beautiful image, my fav.

  • Thanks Carlos, I feel honoured!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerover 4 years ago

    Lovely!

  • Thanks, I also love this one! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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