Fuschia the flower

Thanks to the Flickr Flower group, I learnt the name of this flower. All the while, I thought fuschia refers to the colour which is a darker shade of pink that look almost purple.

There are so many hybrids with so many different colours combinations. I took these photos from Cameron Highlands. Aren’t they so dainty? Like the tutu of a ballerina?

From Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

1 : any of a genus (Fuchsia) of decorative shrubs of the evening-primrose family having showy nodding flowers usually in deep pinks, reds, and purples
2 : a vivid reddish purple

I am off to join the Fuschia group on Flickr. I think I am getting Flickritis, an obsession with joining groups and posting photos. At last count, I think I have joined 50 groups, from graves to bamboo to shoes to earrings to everything you can think of.

5 Replies to “Fuschia the flower”

  1. I love fuchsias; they remind me of my holidays in England (at ma grandparent’s place) when I was small!…

    I used to call them “bells”…

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