A Flower Within A Flower…

Hibiscus flower pistil in top view with stamen and stigma
Oh! Yes!!! It is a red hibiscus flower smiling in my small hibiscus plant πŸ™‚ 
Red hibiscus flower with sticky stigma
This is the second flower that bloomed in my plant. Notice the stigma… For the first time I thought it is mutated… But, this flower is also with three conjoined stigmas (unlike the usual five) on the pistil tip! There is no end for creativity of nature!
Red hibiscus flower and plant

About Sindhu

A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.


  1. Beautiful captures of hibiscus flower πŸ™‚ loved flower macro. Nature always amaze us by its variety and diversity. I too love hibiscus flower tree.

  2. Beautiful capture in your camera of a flower within a flower. Very lovely sight. Thanks for sharing.

    This abnormality has long puzzled geneticists. But an important part of the mystery has been solved by a team of biologists at the University of California, San Diego. They have identified a trio of genes that produce this flower within a flower.

  3. That is a beautiful click

  4. The flowers look so beautiful. πŸ™‚
    Great shots.

  5. This is so beautiful. Nature's creativity is endless indeed!

  6. It's such a nice shot. You do have keen eyes on simple things…the title suits it good too πŸ™‚

  7. What a pretty sight, Sindhu. πŸ™‚ Lovely clicks.

  8. beautiful πŸ™‚

  9. Such a wonderful creation of God is the flower! I can understand how you must be feeling to find this pretty one in your own pot πŸ™‚ Gardening is so rewarding!

  10. Beautiful πŸ™‚

  11. Thank you Deepa πŸ™‚ Glad that you like hibiscus flower and my cicks πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Yes, nature is the best creator πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  12. Thank you so much SG πŸ™‚ Happy to know that you like these shots πŸ™‚

    Wow! That's amazing to know! Actually, this is a normal flower except for its stigma. But, the matters you have shared may be applicable for this abnormality too… Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  13. …creativity of nature! Lovely pic:)

  14. Thanks for the compliment πŸ™‚

  15. Thank you Kiran, happy to know that you like these flower photos πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  16. Thank you Belooji πŸ™‚ Yes, and we have left only to be amazed looking at her creations πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  17. Thank you very much Uma for all your kind words πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Glad that you find my works interesting, it surely boosts me up πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  18. Thanks a lot for your compliments Saru πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  19. Yes Anita, gardening is highly rewarding.. We can feel our energy multipying when every leaf, or flower shows up… πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by and sharing your wonderful thoughts πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  20. Thank you very much Joshi Sir! Your words mean a lot to me!

  21. Thank you Jyotsna πŸ™‚ Glad you found it beautiful πŸ™‚

  22. Thank you Rajeshji πŸ™‚ Its an honour to get your appreciations!

  23. Glad to have your compliment Amitji πŸ™‚ Being a fan of your photography, your words means a lot πŸ™‚

  24. Wonderful indeed!!

  25. All the three perspective enhanced the beauty of the flower ! well captured πŸ™‚

  26. Absolutely stunning!
    Excellent focus!

  27. These are lovely closeups!

  28. Keep smiling! May you have many more flowers & smile πŸ™‚

  29. Very beautiful photo Sindhu…Fantastic!! <3 I really love this flower…esp in red colour….
    And thanks for your comment at my blog πŸ™‚

  30. Thank you Deepakji πŸ™‚

  31. Thank you πŸ™‚

  32. Thank you Indrani πŸ™‚ Your words mean a lot to me!

  33. Thank you for your encouraging words Mridula πŸ™‚ You know, It means a lot!

  34. Thank you Valli πŸ™‚ same here, even I like hibiscus, especially in red!
    TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  35. Very beautiful shots Sindhu πŸ™‚ and that flower within the flower seems to have a velvety texture … soft and fragile !
    Again beautiful and yes you are so right in saying that Nature is creative .. look at you dear friend ..She created you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Lots of Love and wishes dear πŸ™‚

  36. Nature at its best…
    And also photography at its best!

    Very vibrant and beautiful πŸ™‚

Your words make my day!