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Pretty Pink Hydrangea Macrophylla - Common names include bigleaf hydrangea, French hydrangea, lacecap hydrangea, mophead hydrangea, penny mac and hortensia.<br />
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What&#039;s interesting is that the blooms of this flower can be blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. The color is affected by soil pH.[3][4] An acidic soil (pH below 7) will usually produce flower color closer to blue, whereas an alkaline soil (pH above 7) will produce flowers more pink. This is caused by a color change of the flower pigments in the presence of aluminium ions which can be taken up into hyperaccumulating plants. Bigleaf hydrangea,French hydrangea,Geotagged,Hydrangea Macrophylla,Hydrangea macrophylla,India,bigleaf hydrangea,hortensia,lacecap,mophead,penny mac Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Pretty Pink

Hydrangea Macrophylla - Common names include bigleaf hydrangea, French hydrangea, lacecap hydrangea, mophead hydrangea, penny mac and hortensia.

What's interesting is that the blooms of this flower can be blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. The color is affected by soil pH.[3][4] An acidic soil (pH below 7) will usually produce flower color closer to blue, whereas an alkaline soil (pH above 7) will produce flowers more pink. This is caused by a color change of the flower pigments in the presence of aluminium ions which can be taken up into hyperaccumulating plants.

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''Hydrangea macrophylla'' is a species of ''Hydrangea'' native to Japan. Common names include Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Lacecap Hydrangea, Mophead Hydrangea, Penny Mac and Hortensia. It is widely cultivated in many parts of the world in many climates.

''Hydrangea macrophylla'' blossoms can be either pink, blue, or purple shades, depending on a pH-dependent mobilization and uptake of soil aluminium into the plants.

Similar species: Cornales
Species identified by Avinash Krishnamurthy
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By Avinash Krishnamurthy

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Uploaded Sep 8, 2014. Captured Jul 13, 2013 23:36 in National Highway 234, Kuppagodu, Karnataka 75123, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/800s
  • ISO125
  • 161mm