WHITFIELDIA ELONGATA "WHITE CANDLES," CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, JANUARY 26, 2011
Tamron SP AF 90mm DI Macro
1/60 sec. f22
Another in my efforts for a class in macrophotography at the Botanic Garden, this specimen of buds on the cusp of blooming belongs to a tender flowering shrub that is part of the acanthus family. "White Candles" bushes come from semitropical Ethiopia and are slowly becoming popular in American greenhouse gardens.