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Pink ;Calliandra Eriophylla;Pink Fairyduster; Along Route 10 East towards Arizona


La Mirada, United States

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3 Top Ten placements
Most recent placement; 11/12/14 2nd Place in a challenge; The Group; Wildflowers of North America. Thank you for the votes! Congratulations to our winner and all other artists featured here. Please click this link To view and purchase my art or any of my fellow artists works from the challenge (-: TYPE IN RBGIFTS15 for 15% off all orders right now (-:

; Most recent 2/7/2014 wildflowers in the world taking in the spring challenge.

Top Ten Challenge Winner for the most beautiful “wildflower in North America” Thank you everyone who voted for this one and Congratulations to my fellow artists. I love wildflowers!

Scientific Name: Calliandra eriophylla
Pink Fairy Duster; Along my recent trip to Arizona

Many georgeous blooms in the desert this time of year March 17, 2010
Lei Hedger Photography All Rights Reserved 2010

Common Names: Fairyduster, Fairy Duster

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub, Subshrub

Arizona Native Status: Native

Habitat: Desert, Upland

Flower Color: Pink, Pinkish white

Flowering Season: Spring, Summer, Fall. It blooms mainly in the spring and then variably throughout the year after any rains.

Height: 1 to 4 feet (30 to 122 cm) tall

Description: The rounded, puffball flower heads are 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter and contain several clusters of flowers with long, slender stamens. Although usually straight, the long stamens are sometimes twisted and curly. The flowers are followed by curled, brown seed pods. The leaves are green and bipinnate with tiny leaflets.

Special Characteristics

Butterfly Plant – The flowers attract large butterflies like Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae).

Hummingbird Flower – The nectar-filled flowers attract hummingbirds.


Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus: Calliandra Benth. – stickpea
Species: Calliandra eriophylla Benth. – fairyduster

(This art was in the Top Ten of Challenges April 30, 2010 Arizona Wildflowers. Thanks for the Votes (-: Congratulations to everyone)

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