Saturday, August 1, 2015

Malaysian Marvels - Part I

I came across these stunning flowers on a small, pretty tree in a front yard a few streets over from the best of significant others' parents' house in Klang, Malaysia:

The flowers are massive - about the size of a chicken egg - and a beautiful shade of dark red streaked with creamy white, even prettier in real life than in the picture. Does anyone know what plant this is?


  1. Here we call it 'Turi' (Sesbania grandiflora). We can find both of white and red flowering version. The white version is grown for its edible flower, and the red one is mostly grown for medicinal purposes.

    1. Thank you for all this information. You are so knowledgeable! I did see the white-flowered former later on in another garden. What kind of dishes is it used in?


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