Muntingia Calabura blooming under full sun,the petals changes its position and lean to the light and flop over. It’s a small,and white star-like flower that has a crepe texture petals and golden yellow anther that attracted insects around. However, the sepal and stigma is color green,so with the evergreen leaves. During hot season, the taste of the fruit is quiet sweet and juicy but during rainy days, it’s tasteless as it’s only good for the birds and honeybees.
Morning glow of the day is to appreciate all the good things in life as it was tightly packed with treasures and beautiful scenery. Watching the flowers take its shape in the morning and rate my favorites is the reason of enjoying the beauty of nature,it is something that I loved to do with passion that gives me a better view of the things around. Photographing the white flowers with the blue sky background looks well in a more natural setting,it is a learning fun and fascinating.
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For the first timers, to see this kind of wildflower Muntingia Calabura would already be a common scene that you’ll see it everywhere or anywhere in the wild. Not even good for flower arrangement and bouquet but, if you see the close-up shots,it would be a different thing,Of my great surprise! Muntingia Calabura flower is exceptionally attractive and superb!
We have it in our own backyard.A tree that can tolerate full sun. Muntingia Calabura tree was indeed a valuable one, source of shade, with the flowers and fruit together serve the insects for their needs. It doesn’t require much care and tall enough that can adapt to any types of soil; moist or dry.After the blooming, a small fruit comes out,a fruit which is also the bird’s favorite. I was inspired to shoot these tiny flowers every time and it’s my favorite summer pastime.I was already doing these for almost a year and suited for my own purpose.It’s nice to share and it seems, I’m now giving an account of my daily work.It’s just a regular work needed to be done.
Here’s my photo collection of Muntingia Calabura or Aratiles Flower
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This is a typical kind of wild flower called, Aratiles or Muntingia Calabura and the favorite of the bees. A very small flower but, looks so beautiful and attractive.
Here in the Philippines, We call it Aratiles flower but,according to my research, it came out to be very different.The fruit looks almost the same with the aratiles fruit I’ve seen in the book but, the leaves looks different from the rest of sample pictures. I’m just curious about it!