Monday, September 30, 2013

Rangoon Creeper

I came across these little flowers in Samut-songkram, Thailand when I visited home. They reminded me of my parents’ house old trellis. We used to grow this plant when I was young but had to take it down when it became too big and frequented by the unwanted visitors – snakes. And snakes have never been my mother’s best friends.

The botanical name is Combretum indicum. We call it Lady’s Fingernails in Thai. The flower has a pleasant and gentle fragrance. The ones above are of a pale pink variety – the common ones are more reddish and brighter.

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