Comments (17)

Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Bruce/Mary - looks like a bottle brush flower to me, callistemon I believe is the botanical name

May 17, 2009 12:27 AM
Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

You got it, Mike!  Thanks!  I wasn't banking on getting the 'real' name of it!  There's such a wealth of knowledge on AR.  This year, in our area (midlands of Scouth Carolina), many people had their bottle brush shrubs killed.  They are beautiful bushes but hard to photograph!  Thanks and have a great week!!

May 17, 2009 12:38 AM
Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

Bruce/Mary, these are one of my favorites, they are all over my neighborhood and I never knew the botanical name before - so thanks for asking the question, and to Mike for giving it!

May 17, 2009 01:50 AM
Debra Cernick
DeShazer Ryan Realty - Libby, MT

Certainly a unique flower-- here in Montana we have the Indian Paint brush that grows wild and has that same wonderful color on a single stem flower.

May 17, 2009 02:00 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I don't, but it sure is pretty!  Wish I had them in my yard!  Gorgeous coloring.  THanks for sharing!

May 17, 2009 02:19 AM
Charlottesville, VA

looks like somthing that would sting when you touch it?

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

May 17, 2009 02:34 AM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,


Hi Mary:

I've never seen a flower like that before...

Sounds like Mike has the answer for you...

Have a great week.

May 17, 2009 05:05 AM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Mary --- quite a beautiful photo --- I love the bottle brush flowers.

Mama Liz's Signature

May 17, 2009 05:37 AM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

So I guess I could pretend to know the name after the fact.  Our resident botanist Mike Saunders is on his game....LOL  Hope you had a great weekend and ready for the week ahead.

May 18, 2009 03:44 AM
Connie Lou Barnett
Real Living/Home Realty - Owensboro, KY

I've never sent a flower like this one before but it is really pretty.

May 18, 2009 04:18 AM
Tony Orefice
NorthGroup Real Estate/ - Concord, NC
Realtor- Cabarrus County, NC

Now I don't pretend to be a Botanist or anything like that but I think it's called...

a flower!


May 18, 2009 09:42 AM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Now I know. . . thanks for sharing.

May 19, 2009 12:57 AM
Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

Good to know the name. How exotic.

May 19, 2009 12:43 PM
Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Thanks everyone for your comments!  Mike is (of course) right, as usual!  Thanks Mike for the botanical name.  Now, I will always know who to ask for information.  No, Charles, it is not sticky!  But is is a beautiful shrub!  Have a great one and thanks again!


May 21, 2009 10:57 AM
Robert Hammerstein
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Bruce - up here in New Joisey we call them {at least my wife Lisa calls them} spider plants but I'm sure that's not right. Mikes got the right answer I believe...Pretty flower though and nice shot.  

May 21, 2009 01:30 PM
Bruce & Mary Smith
Savannah Lakes Homes - McCormick, SC
REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC

Hey Robert - Thanks so much for your comment!  I've never heard the bottle brush bush called a spider plant but then I am far from being an authority on plants and flowers.  I just love them and love to photograph them.  Have a great weekend and thanks again!


May 22, 2009 04:21 AM

I love the flowers and the way you show them! gardening is one of my biggest passions. Nice pet.


Jun 09, 2009 07:53 PM