15 December 2010


This is one of the most popular nectar plants amongst the butterflies, as documented by me in the various earlier posts. There are 7 different cultivars of this Caesalpinia pulcherrima (synonym: Poinciana pulcherrima; common name: Peacock Flower, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Pride of Barbados; Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)) planted within this patch here, with the intention to show off the subtle differences between them.

The various types planted are:
  1. light orange flowers
  2. yellow flowers with red stamens
  3. dark orange flowers (var. rosea)
  4. yellow flowers (var. flava)
  5. dark orange flowers with variegated leaves
  6. cream flowers (cv Lemon Lace)
  7. pinkish flowers