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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense' - The Butterfly Flower Bush

Scientific name: Rotheca myricoides 'Ugandense'
Synonym:  Clerodendrum ugandense

Common names: 
Butterfly Flower Bush, Blue Butterfly Bush, Blue Glory Bower, 
Blue Oxford Bush, Blue Cambridge Bush 

Family: Lamiaceae (fomerly Verbenaceae)
Origin: Kenya, Uganda, East Africa
Photographs taken at: Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

This is a plant with showy sky blue flowers that look very much like butterflies and it also attracts butterflies.

It has many common names:

English :   Blue Glory Bower, Blue Butterfly Flower, Clerodendron, Blue Butterfly Wings, Butterfly Bush, Oxford Bush, Cambridge Bush

Chinese : 紫蝶花 (zi die hua) meaning Purple Butterfly Flower,

Malay : Semak Bunga Kupu-kupu Biru meaning Blue Butterfly Flower Bush

My post about this plant is here.

1 comment:

  1. Ptak faktycznie wygląda jak motyl, śliczny. Pozdrawiam.
    The bird actually looks like a butterfly, pretty. Yours.


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