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After quite a break from macro photography I found an excuse to put on the Macro 60mm lens once again for some floral shots recently. This pretty flower is the African Hemp and one I have not seen before. It was growing in a large container in a sheltered position, under cover.

Sparrmannia are large evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple or palmately lobed, ovate leaves and umbels of 4-petalled, white or purple flowers with prominent stamens.Ā S. africana is a vigorous evergreen shrub to 6m or more, with large, broadly ovate, shallowly lobed leaves and clusters of white flowers 3.5cm across, with red and yellow stamens which shake when knocked.

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11 thoughts on “Macro Monday #39

  1. That’s rather fabulous, Jude! Where did you find it? Aside from under cover, etc…:) šŸ™‚
    Interesting turn of events in the tennis? Novak surprised me after such a command performance against Thiem. Agassi onboard! I always wanted him for Rafa but he was always going to stay with the Spanish camp.

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    1. It was at Coleton Fishacre under a verandah. Quite beautiful. The garden will be up on Wednesday for you to walk through šŸ™‚ Finally managed to get rid of the headache long enough to concentrate on the computer. Tennis? My daughter rather liked Agassi – when he had hair šŸ˜‰

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  2. Gorgeous . . . .. just been looking it up on the RHS plant site and wow it can get big can’t it in sheltered areas. Unfortunately too much frost in my part of the world to try.

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