October 16, 2013

Yellow santan

yellow santan When we were children, we would carefully pull out the fine filament in the middle of each floret to suck the santan's sweet nectar.

14 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Based upon your experiences as children, I assume that this flower would be popular with hummingbirds.

Cezar and Léia said...

Delicate flower!It's beautiful!
Léia

Gerald (SK14) said...

I wouldn't dream of eating wild flowers here

Lowell said...

I vaguely recall doing something similar as a kid but I have no idea what flower/plant it was. This is quite beautiful!

Doronette NF said...

I see it first time in my life. Beautiful flower!

Flo de Sendai said...

Beautiful yellow color !

George said...

I assume the nectar is as sweet as this picture.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I remember doing that too Hilda, when we lived in Africa.

Photo Cache said...

we did the same thing.

btw do you know the english name of santan or even the scientific name?

Sharon said...

I have never tried this and I wish I had. What a "sweet" childhood memory.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful series of flowers and nature photos, Hilda!

LOLfromPasa said...

Me too...happy memories :).

Barbara Farr said...

We did that with clover flowers.

Very pretty flower.

JM said...

I just love this plant series. I'm always in love with the tropics and its lush nature.