One Word Photo Challenge: Bittersweet

I took this photo a few years ago and thought of it for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bittersweet. Does anyone know what kind of flower it is?
(Update February 28, 2015 – It’s a Begonia! After a little bit of dialogue, this was confirmed by MyFoodAndFlowers. Scroll down to the comments to see photos that include the leaves and stems.)
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Thank you Jennifer for the challenge!

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25 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Bittersweet

    1. I’ll check to see if I have a photo showing more of the plant, but if I remember correctly, I think I only took close shots of that one. Thank you for having a look and taking the time to comment!

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        1. I rooted around in the computer (I really must organize my files better than I have in the past.) and found a photo of this flower that includes leaves, stems, another flower and the edge of a bud. The popular thought here was that it’s a hibiscus, but I believe it’s a begonia! I never would have guessed it from the close-up of just the one flower! I uploaded two views so you can have a look. One here…

          and another here…

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          1. Goodness, I didn’t know the links would show up here, but there they are!… And perhaps I found a better version of that flower than I originally posted 😛

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          2. That’s what I thought too, but then I looked at the stems and leaves and the edge of the bud in the upper right corner and thought it was a fancy hybrid begonia… hmm now I’m not so sure… maybe I’ll poke around on google…

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          3. Hmm… did you visit my actual post page? In the comment section I put links to photos that showed the whole flowers, stems, leaves and a bit of a bud. Maybe I need to post them differently… Thanks for your help 🙂

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    1. I rooted around in the computer (I really must organize my files better than I have in the past.) and found a photo of this flower that includes leaves, stems, another flower and the edge of a bud. The popular thought here was that it’s a hibiscus, but I believe it’s a begonia! I never would have guessed it from the close-up of just the one flower! I uploaded two views so you can have a look. I posted the links in a comment above and the photos actually showed up, so I won’t include the links again in this reply. If you visit my post again and take a look at the comments, you’ll see them… Yes, I think it’s a begonia!

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  1. My first guess would have been hibiscus, too, but without seeing the whole plant, and maybe other flowers, it’s hard to tell. It looks like a hybrid, but I could be wrong. I’d say it definitely belongs to the Malva family.

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  2. I rooted around in the computer (I really must organize my files better than I have in the past.) and found a photo of this flower that includes leaves, stems, another flower and the edge of a bud. The popular thought here was that it’s a hibiscus, but I believe it’s a begonia! I never would have guessed it from the close-up of just the one flower! I uploaded two views so you can have a look. I posted the links in a comment above and the photos actually showed up, so I won’t include the links again in this reply. If you visit my post again and take a look at the comments, you’ll see them… Yes, I think it’s a begonia!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to look and help me out! 🙂 I was so surprised to see the stems and leaves and think, “It’s a begonia?” Is the smaller less ornate flower the female?

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