Daily Photo – August 20, 2017

Does anyone know what sort of flowers these are?

UPDATE #2: Reader Martha J. says these are stephanotis flowers (aka Madagascar jasmine.) She says they used to be quite popular in wedding bouquets, though aren’t as common today. A quick Google search confirmed Martha’s tip. Thanks, Martha for the information!

UPDATE #1: A few folks have suggested they might be related to the plumeria (frangipani) and it’s possible, I suppose. Though to me, the flower shape is more trumpet-like — similar to an allamanda, but much smaller. The flowers are waxy looking, and on a vine. I’m attaching another image below, where the vine and leaves are more visible…

  5 comments for “Daily Photo – August 20, 2017

  1. Gayle
    August 20, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Plumeria or a variety thereof perhaps? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumeria

  2. Martha (Wallace) Judge
    August 20, 2017 at 8:13 am

    I think they are stephanotis flowers. They were used for bridal bouquets years ago; don’t know if they’re still as popular as they once were.

    • August 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Martha, I think you may be right… though I read that stephanotis flowers are 3″ long and fragrant… and these were tiny and – to my recollection — odourless. Still, I Googled stephanotis, and the images I found look almost identical. Thanks for the tip!!

  3. August 20, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Are the leaves narrow and elongated? This looks like the native plumeria.

    • August 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      I’ll have to go back to the original, wider shot and check. I should have included more information with my post. The flowers are tiny, and look like they’re plastic or rubber.

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