Monday, December 27, 2010
The Advance Bagawak Bloom
The bagawak-morado specimens (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) in the Ninoy Aquino demo plot are in bloom. This plant which I heard called by some Boholanos as Pebrero (because it flowers in February) is now in full flower regalia at the middle of December. The very large umbels of pink flowers with long tubular throats appear like exploding fireworks, thus it is also known as Mexican firecracker (though it is not from Mexico which is now very popular). It is argued to be endemic but it is very much a native of the Philippines. A very interesting native candidate as garden and landscape plant!