One of many types of Virburnum *
We began a series on Thai flowers a couple of months ago (New Series: Flowers) that deserves a new installment, so here today are more blooms I've photographed around the Land of Smiles.
There was a nice comment left earlier this month on the Morning Walk In Bangkok post saying "I like how the Thai people's living circumstances, no matter how grand or humble, always include flowers and potted plants" - and I heartily agree.
<-- white Petunia blooms *
Granted, many plants we'd struggle and baby along in our own homes thrive weed-like in Thailand with seemingly little care, but they still take that most precious commodity - time - if only for water and minimal attention.
Pots and planters are very cheap there, but you're likely to see most anything that will hold soil or water filled with foliage and blooms, clustered together in groupings in front of homes, storefronts, along the sidewalks - most anywhere.
I've done basic research with Google but can't seem to find much information online about native plants and wildflowers of Thailand. There are any number of books available, too, and I'll take a look for a good one next time I'm there. Meanwhile, if anyone has a site suggestion that might help me identify some of these blooms I'd be grateful to hear about it, and I'll of course pass that information along. [ * Photo identification provided via comments from my friend Krobbie. Thanks, K!]
Red/white varigated double Amyrillis *