Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gumamela Flowers

This is Gumamela flower here in the Philippines. Gumamela's scientific name is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, but some local called it rosemallow. It has actually a variety of colors like red, red orange, yellow, dark and light pink, and white. The gumamela is used by children as part of a bubble-making pastime. The flowers and leaves are crushed until the sticky juices come out. They used the straws to dip in the sticky juice and blow.

Single petals gumamela

Double petals gumamela


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