There were so many beautiful flowers in the gardens of Villa Taranto. Here are a few of my favorites:
Water Lilies (Nymphaeaceae)
I had to google this one. I found out that this flower is known commonly as either the Angel’s Trumpet flower or the Angel’s Tears flower. It is also known as the Datura. While researching this flower, I found out that this flower is poisonous, has been used as an antiasthmatic and antispasmodic medication, and has been used as a hallucinogen. I just thought it was pretty.
Brugmansia Suaveolens – ‘Frosty Pink’
Hibiscus Syriacus – var. Blue Bird
You may be wondering why I would include a hibiscus flower since the hibiscus flower is very common in Hawaii. This was the first time I have seen a blue (although to me it seemed more like lilac) hibiscus flower. With purple being my favorite color, I was pretty excited to see this color hibiscus flower. The photo is not that great though. The wind and the sun were not cooperating much for me when I came upon this flower.
I do have one more flower to share. It was my very favorite flower. I am saving it for my next post.