Friday, May 26, 2017

Dory's Flower Friday...Blue Plumbago


Our drought survivor, Plumbago auriculata is a medicinal herb plant, the name has a root from the Latin word plumbum, meaning lead, because it has some pharmaceutical effects for lead poisoning and is used in India treating wounds, broken bones, and headache  (Wikipedia)

the day before it bloomed



I am not pollen your leg, ..... pop over to Da DB Boyz thistle cheer you up

Joining Angel Dory for flower Friday.

18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I would not know a Plumbago even if I saw one. I think there are none here. They sure are pretty though, love the shade of blue. Your teardrop bottle edit is gorgeous!!! I don't remember you ever having this flower! But I know that is just ME, because I forget most things now.

jandi said...

Plumbago is indigenous to South Africa. It is a very hardy plant... We have a plumbago hedge that needs a haircut on a regular basis. Have a beautiful day!

Mildred said...

Such a pretty color and I love the creative editing. Wishing you a nice weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a pretty flower. Love the cool edit and cute Dory! Enjoy your day and happy Memorial Day weekend!

Cat Lover said...

Hi Sandra, glad something survived your drought! Have you received any rain at all???
Lovely photos.
Take care.
Robin

Sandi said...

Vivid and magnificent!

Rose said...

I had never heard of it...it sure is beautiful.

Karen said...

Very pretty blooms. Gorgeous color.

Madi and Mom said...

OMCs we have never heard of this blue beauty....thank you for sharing and for the info on it.
OMCs mom got lots of photos now to down load and sort
Hugs madi your bfff

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I've been looking for a 'flower' meme since Denise dropped Friday's flowers....cool.

And the plumbago, we had them in Tucson...they're great plants for a dry/drought area!!

Jo said...

I was just about to say Plumbago is indigenous to South Africa and Jandi said it! Your plant is so beautiful, thanks for the info on it. I've always grown lots of these shrubs but never checked to see if they were medicinal!

Lois said...

It sure is pretty! Love the color.

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

Oh my...what a totally wonderful group of shots of your Plumbago! but you know I love the Dory PiP the most AND your header is totally beautiful!!!!!

Thank you for sharing so much beauty on Flower Friday!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That's a pretty flower. Thanks to you,I now have the PIP camera on my phone and am playing with it.It has some fun features.

Ann Thompson said...

What a pretty flower

Just Mags said...

What a beautiful plant. Glad it survived the drought. Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Interesting facts on your Plumbago having pharmaceutical effects.

Felicia said...

what a pretty blue flower.