It is common to identify a plant by it’s flowers , botanists classify Flora based on their flowers.
However the Golden Psuederanthemum or Yellow-Vein Eranthemum is known by it’s splendorous variegated Golden Leaves.
Of special mention are the distinctive yellow veins you can see in the picture below which become increasingly prominent as the leaves mature into shades of golden green.
The Psuederanthemum reticulatum ( Scientific name) owes it’s origin to the Pacific Islands of Polynesia and was spotted by me in the well labeled gardens of The Corinthian Resort & Club in Pune, Maharasthra, India.
Though overshadowed in name and looks by their majestic Designer Golden Leaves, the speckled white flowers do strive for attention as well.
On a closer look the four petaled flowers ( actually five petals I learnt as two petals have fused into one ) with a splash of colour are indeed interesting as well.
These plants make an attractive Golden Hedge or boundary but the White Flowers were definitely not a favourite with the Indian Honey Bees. ( do read a previous blog titled ULTRAMARINE BLUE to see where the Bees flocked)
The Golden Net-Bush as it is also commonly called belongs to the family Acanthaceae and flourishes in the Sun.
Enchanting how plants evolve and spread across our Planet Earth.