Monday, April 25, 2016

Asparagus densiflorus - Foxtail Fern

Asparagus densiflorus is commonly known as the Foxtail fern, Plume fern or Aparagus fern.  

This container of the plant provides a cool verdant contrast to the colourful Bougainvillea in the background.

This container has a niche spot by the side of a pond. It gets to enjoy the intermittent water spray from the fountain within.

After a eavy downpour, a tiny butterfly, Zizula hylax pygmaea (Pygmy Grass Blue) with a long name perched on an equally tiny leaf.

Each stem is arching and covered with many small needle-like leaves. Flower buds sprout from the lateral branches.

 Flowers are white and tiny.

This stem is smothered with masses of delicate flowers.

The fruits are shiny and eventually turn red.

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