Sunday, August 31, 2008

Visiting Ant

Clerodendron ugandense, the Blue Butterfly vine is an evergreen climber native to subtropical Asia and tropical Africa, in particular, in Kenya and Uganda in East Africa. This vine blooms all year. There are more than 400 species of Clerodendrum which include evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous plants.The genus name comes from the Greek: dendron, meaning "tree;" and kleros, meaning "chance," a reference to the varied medicinal properties purported for some members of the genus. C. trichotomum, from China, has been shown to lower high blood pressure, and is prescribed in Chinese herbal medicine for a variety of ailments.

If this ant can pollinate this flower, it will become a small black berry.

Blue Butterflies


Erika Nelson said...

Too bad the ant is not as clever as you!

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