The rules for posting are simple!

1. Every Friday post a photo that includes one or more flowers.
2. Please only post photos you have authority to use.
3. Include a link to this blog in your post - http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/
4. Leave the link to your FloralFridayFoto post below on inlinkz.
5. Visit other blogs listed ... comment & enjoy!

When to Post:
inlinkz will be available every Thursday and will remain open until the next Wednesday.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

FFF187 - JAPONICA

Chaenomeles japonica is a species of Japanese Quince in the Rosaceae family. It is a thorny deciduous shrub that is commonly cultivated. It is shorter than another commonly cultivated species C. speciosa, growing to only about 1 m in height. The fruit is called Kusa-boke (草木瓜) in Japanese. Chaenomeles japonica is also popularly grown in bonsai.

It is best known for its colourful spring flowers of red, white or pink. It produces apple-shaped fruit that are a golden-yellow colour containing red-brown seeds. The fruit is edible, but hard and astringent-tasting, unless bletted. The fruit is occasionally used in jelly and pie making as an inferior substitute for its cousin, the true quince, Cydonia oblonga.

Join me for Floral Friday Fotos by linking your flower photos below, and please leave a comment once you have done so.
If you take part in the meme, please show an active link back to this site on your own blog post!

19 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful pinkish red and the petals have a nice shape to them as well.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such cheerful flowers! Never tasted quince pie - I don't know if they sell it here - maybe in a specialty store/restaurant...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've never thought of eating fruit of this tree...

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a beautifully photographed red flower. I find matte red petals the very hardest to render properly with my Canon. I'm guessing you use a different camera?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello, Sara. I used a Sony compact camera, DSC-HX60V

      Delete
  5. beautiful plant! nice colour on a winter's day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. thank you for your platform.
    I have one also, if you are interested look at http://pippavier.blogspot.de/ please.
    have a good and calm day
    Herzlich PIPPA

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Pippa! You have a very interesting blog. I shall be joining some of your creative memes!

      Delete
  7. Yes, I think I konow this plant ... Very pretty capture!

    Wish you a very nice Weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  8. We have the Japonica too in our garden. But ours was already blooming in April - here in our area that's the usual time.
    Kind regards, Veronika

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm sure I saw the blossom of japonica... and now I know the name thanks to this article!!... Have a sunny weekend of june!

    ReplyDelete
  10. So beautiful !! I love this color !!
    Greetings

    ReplyDelete
  11. beautiful image and flower Nick.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely and colorful bloom with good info Nick. Thank you for hosting!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a beautiful flower and so nicely captured on top!
    Have a great week,
    Annie

    ReplyDelete