Saturday, 17 August 2013


Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in about 1696-1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

This post is part of the Weekly TopShot meme,

and also part of the Pink Saturday meme,
and also part of the I Heart Macros meme.


  1. I had the occasion to visit here once, but do not remember these pretty flowers.

  2. An absolutely fantastic photo!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Lea's Menagerie

  3. Interesting looking flowers, so pretty nevertheless.


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