Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
Aren't those okra blossoms just gorgeous.!?.
What an interesting plant and flower -- I've never seen it growing. (our weather here on the west coast is much too weird and unpredictable)
Thanks for the pictures. My wife and I like to eat okra so it's nice to see the plant and the flowers.
Nice shots! Okra is one of my favorite vegetables. I also took some pictures of my okra plot and fresh okras. I will post them in coming days.
I love okra - such a beautiful plant! I tried to grow some once in the Northeast, and ended up with exactly eight okra pods - which I very happily fried right up and ate. ;)
I've never seen the flowers before--how lovely! Of course, okra's in nearly everything down here. Neither of us are particularly fond of it, but I don't mind it as much as Charles does.
Okra flowers are really quite attractive. They also attract many Sulphur Butterflies -- yellow on yellow. A close look at the blooms leaves no doubt that okra is a member of the Mallow family.As a kid, I thought okra was one of the most foul vegetables imaginable. Now, I find it tolerable fried or in some tomato/gumbo concoction. I still cannot handle it "stewed" which is the way my Mom usually prepared okra. There's something about the slime of okra that's just been boiled with a little salt and pepper than I find disgusting.
thx for this, marvin... had never seen the plant :)
funny I never really encapsulated its beauty before!!
The blossoms sure look gorgeous.I never tried this, so no idea what the seeds taste like (had to look it up on wiki - what you can eat) :)
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