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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Plumeria, the flower of the isles of Hawaii

The first plumeria plant was introduced into Hawaii in 1860. It was delivered by Wilhelm Hillebrand, a German physician and botanist who lived in Hawaii from 1851 to 1871.
 
 
 
 
An interesting tidbit, Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar, however, and really trick their moth pollinators. The moths  pollinate them by transferring pollen from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar. 
 
 

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Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon