The Bixa Orellana shrub is also called lipstick tree because the seeds inside are surrounded by orange-red arils, which yield a dye called annatto that can be used in small quantities to color lipstick and foods. The shrub produces beautiful pale pink flowers of which a big portion comprised of hanging stamens that look like a pom pom. The shrub also produces big seed pods that are covered with soft, deep red hairs.
November 5th, 2021
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