04 December 2010

Cat's Whiskers Outside of Heaven . . .




Yes they are! Finally, I can share the real name of this plant. I featured it before and people told me the name. My neighbor, we fondly call "Manong" (an endearing title we give as respect to an older male person), told me that it is the 'Taheebo' plant. I think I wrote about this before when I featured this plant. According to Manong, he takes a few leaves of this plant and steeped it in hot water and he takes it as tea. I should try it but I have not done so yet. They said Taheebo tea boost energy and I would not doubt it for a moment because Manong is one of the healthiest men in his seventies that lived down Rainbow Avenue where our house Heaven is located! Taheebo is also called Cat's Whiskers! And there are also numerous stray cats with whiskers (but of course!) roaming down Rainbow Avenue boosting the energy of most of the dogs (including mine) who bark and run around chasing them! . . . . The flowers of my Taheebo plant is my contribution to Maia's MacroFlowerSaturday and for TodaysFlowers hosted by Santilli, Denise, Pupo and Sandy Carlson! . . . and most especially dedicated to my brother Joey who is celebrating his birthday so far from home. Have a fun and memorable birthday Joey and remember we drooly love and miss you very much . . .

26 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

Such beautiful cat's whiskers! Isn't it amazing how delicate flowers can be?

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Those are so lovely! Wow.

Maia said...

They are so beautiful and now, I finally know their mane too. Thanks!

Happy birthday to your brother!

maiaT said...

What a delicate wildflower with those fine whiskers.
Let us know the effect when you try it out as a tea.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that´s a beauty. Never seen anything like it. I don´t think we have it is Sweden.
I made a search about it and found a lot of medical use. So maybe one should be careful about drinking it.

Viola said...

Hello Lui! :)

I think you should follow your good neighboor's idea, to try this plant in the tea.. :) A special looking plant as well.. So that i s the street outside Heaven! ;)

You have many new posts I haven't seen before now.. and I especially like the very nice bird house! :)

I've never heard bout the sandwich days.. fun description I think.. :)

Have a very nice night and day tomorrow.. and following days..! Have always a nice time!

Tommorow night we will light the second advent candle..

Kisses from Viola and Pusa! :)

Viola said...

I forgot..

Happy birthday to your brother! :)
And..

Such a fun and lovely Christmas banner you have got of you and your dogs and the lovely creatures in the Garden Of Heaven!! =)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

The taheebo plant is a lovely flower. I started with 9 small ones and I have a long row of them in my garden now by planting cuttings patiently.

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

cool flower with a cool name!

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers. Nice shots.

Jama said...

Cat's whisker is it's common name here too.

Denise said...

Beautiful and so delicate. I have enjoyed your photos Lui, a great start to my day.

chubskulit said...

Such gorgeous blooms!

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Randi said...

What a beautiful wildflower with those fine whiskers. Looks very exotic to me.

Luna Miranda said...

cat's whiskers is a perfect name for this flower.:p very pretty.

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LC said...

This plant is so pretty that I researched it a bit on the internet... it has a number of claimed medical uses, but also a few warnings, so I'd really investigate it before drinking as a tea.... I'm not a scientist but it's best to become informed... L

Sara Chapman said...

Who are the poets who dream these things up? I LOVE the name Cat's Whiskers. Exactly!

SquirrelQueen said...

The name Cat's Whiskers seems perfect for this flower. It is very pretty.

EG Wow said...

Cat's whiskers is a GREAT name for this plant!

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, beautiful pictures of this plant.. i really liked.. you have nice pictures here..

Judy said...

When I saw this plant, I had to go check my files, and compare it to a garden plant that grows here, called spider flower, or cleome. They are not the same, although the shape is similar! Your cat whiskers have a longer and straighter whisker, than ours have spiderlegs! I love the brilliant white, by the way!

Kim, USA said...

Yay it does looks like cats whiskers. Now I feel ticklish lol!
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Arija said...

Lovely whiskery plants.

No passion flowers in my post, just cactus and poppies.

DoanLegacy said...

Gorgeous flowers, Lui!

fini said...

over here in Malaysia, we called the same name as well, or locally known as 'misai' (whiskers) kucing (cat). They are widely used as traditional tea for diabetes, hypertension, kidney stones, and UTI.

Míriam Luiza said...

Parecem mesmo bigodes de gato! Lindas fotos!