Six-petaled Plumeria Blossom

Lueang Sakhon Plumeria (Plumeria rubra cultivar)
Location:  Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Nearly a year ago I posted a photo of Lueang Sakhon Plumeria blossoms.  I mentioned then that this particular tree in our garden occasionally bears six-petaled blossoms along with the usual five-petaled variety.

I came across this photo of a six-petaled blossom on that tree.  It's an older photo, taken with a point-and-shoot camera, but it shows one of the anomalous six-petaled blossoms, mingled with the 'regular' five-petaled blossoms on the same tree.  I'd call it a freak of nature, but it's hard to label something so pretty a freak! 


Becky said...

Sort of like the 5-6 leafed clover leaves we see here.
This flower is beautiful and so creamy looking. Does it have any scent?

BNS said...

Hi Becky - Your comparison to the clover that sometimes have an extra leaf is a good one. Yes, they have a really pretty perfume. When the blossoms are out, you can smell them from across the garden.


Unknown said...

Beautiful image. I like the overall soft feel you have given to this image. Its makes for a pleasing composition.

antigoni said...

Very beautiful flower. Fantastic colours.

BNS said...

Thank you T and S, and Antigoni.


tes1 said...

Some cultures in Indonesia say it's a good luck to find 6-leafed plumeria clover

BNS said...

@ tes1 - We do feel lucky to have this tree that bears these unusual flowers in our garden.