I hope you all will have a wonderful start into the weekend! Tomorrow is all about straightening up around our house to get ready for my Birthday get-together on Sunday with all the family. I turned 29 yesterday and will celebrate with coffee and cake on Sunday. :)
This week's flower I'm sharing with you is the eucalyptus flower. My mom had a few branches and they just popped open to show their beautiful side: Orange glowing flowers. Amazingly beautiful!
A few facts about the eucalyptus:
- The flowers of the eucalyptus have numerous fluffy stamens which may be white, cream, yellow, pink or red.
- In bud, the stamens are enclosed in a cap known as an operculum which is composed of the fused sepals or petals or both.
- The name eucalyptus comes from the Greek, meaning "well-covered", which describes the operculum.
- The woody fruits or capsules are roughly cone-shaped and have valves at the end which open to release the seeds (source).
I'm partying here! ♥