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Alsobia Dianthiflora


By Meanie

Alsobia Dianthiflora (Alsobia dianthiflora (Lacy Flower))

Went to the Botanic gardens in Oxford today.
Another small flower that is easy to miss.

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Has someone taken out the fibres a a cloth and made a flower out of it? Very beautiful.

16 Aug, 2010


It's a great little flower!

16 Aug, 2010


It is lovely, how small is it?

28 Jun, 2011


The flower itself is about 20/25mm across. The plant trails 20cm or so.

28 Jun, 2011


That's a huge flower for the size of plant!

I like it's frilly edges, very different - they are the dianthus connection?

28 Jun, 2011


About a tenth of the plant, but it looks less as they poke out from beneath the foliage.

28 Jun, 2011


Unrelated to Dianthus too. It's another South American native.

28 Jun, 2011


South America has amazing plants, as does south Africa.

28 Jun, 2011


I seem to be getting quite a collection of South American plants - some of the Bomarea seeds have germinated, so that is something to look forward to next year!

28 Jun, 2011



You could do a whole blog on your south American plants!

28 Jun, 2011


Need to learn how to care for them first!

28 Jun, 2011


Research for blog! ?

28 Jun, 2011

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This photo was taken at The University of Oxford Botanic Garden.

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