Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica)

Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica)

Ruby Tuesday

Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica)
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA

This delicate blossom is known as the Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica).  The plant has its origins in Baja California, but I photographed this one in Tucson, Arizona.  Although this shrubby plant grows wild, I was told that people sometimes add it to their gardens to attract hummingbirds.

17 comments:

napaboaniya said...

^5 on red on green! :)

You've got a pretty flower for sure here. I've not seen Fairy Duster before, it beautiful.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Columbo said...

Love the color, awesome Ruby Tuesday shot.

Barbara Martin said...

Such a beautiful delicate flower.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful flower.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

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Carletta said...

Fairy Duster - what a wonderful name. Looking at it it does seem to fit that name.
Beautiful!

Yen said...

Such beauty!~Great capture too!Mine is posted HERE. Happy RT!~

me ann my camera said...

This wildflower has an interesting name and it is so beautiful in its colourful delicacy. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Felisol said...

Dear Bobbie,
always exciting to see what rare red botanic growth you are coming up with for Ruby Tuesday.
I have a fairly ordinary garden myself, but flowers have always been one main interest.
Fairy duster what a poetic name for a flower suited for Tinkerbell.
From Felisol

Celeste said...

Great photo, love the clarity that you got.

Grandma Faith said...

I think fairy duster is a wonderful name for a flower. The picture is very pretty. Take care.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such an unusual flower! Is it stiff or soft to the touch, I wonder.

Jim said...

Hi Bobbie, I like your (Baja) Fairy Duster. I think it would go good in a fairy garden.
I'm still envious of your Nikon.
If I had a Subaru Baja it could have this flower in the flower pot.
..

Becky and Gary said...

Very pretty. It looks like one of my fan paint brushes.
Have a Happy RT.

ellen b said...

Oh how pretty is that! I like it. I also think the name is fabulous...

Rambling Woods said...

So pretty and so much talent..

the teach said...

A perfect Ruby Tuesday post, Bobbie! :)

BNS said...

Thank you all. For those who commented on the name of the flower, I liked it, too.

Bobbie