Photography – Combretum indicum

Combretum indicum, a.k.a Chinese honeysuckle or Rangoon creeper, is a vine plant with cluster of red-pink-white flower. It is called Madhu Malti in Hindi and Modhumonjori in Bengali, and is a ligneous vine, which means it grows wood as its structural tissue.

Its flowers change color and position in order to attract pollinators. When it blooms, it is white, turns pink as it matures and consequently, red. It also changes from an upright position to drooping position. Decoctions of this plant are also used to cure diarrhea, and in gargling, etc. The flowers of this vine are so soft and tender that even the slightest touch breaks them.

I have a huge bunch of these vines in my frontyard where they cover the entire fencing. Recently, they have blossomed into some pretty pink flowers. So similar to what I did before (with basil tree), I focussed my camera to max and just clicked some random shots.  Here are a few outcomes. I also tried some macro shots. Hope you like them. 🙂

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