" Right out my back door "

While my sister is suffering severe jet lag and what may be a cold on top of it, I gave her lunch then sent her on for a nap,  I took a walk behind my house  where it's thick with what I call the woods.
This area go's for miles along  "Alligator Creek" that winds around behind my house,  until you get to a rather large park.  Although I did not walk for miles I did get some good exercise when I came upon this bush.
 The branches must have been 10'' tall in some spots but the wonderful part were the lovely flowers that came out like tiny trumpets.
What is it?

The stem of each flower had to be 5 to 6'' in length.

The branches were so heavy, some draped to the ground and some stood reaching for the sky.
The white flowers came out of a pod of sorts that were showing burgundy and green.

This flowering plant grows wild along the creek. 
I'm not sure what it is but it was nice enough to bring home some cuttings and put in a vase.   
Amazing how many wild species of flowers grow  here in the tropics and it's really nice to find such vegetation just out my back door.

Sis has been sleeping on and off and feeling dizzy but she is doing great after her 23 hrs of flying.   You would think she would be used to jet lag because she has done this once a year for the past 40 years.  
She will be ok after 3 or 4 days.  It's not easy going back in time.  Where she lives is 9 hrs ahead of our Eastern time zone.

Back to the wild plant.
If anyone knows what this amazing flowering plant  is please leave a comment.

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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

They are very unusual. I don't have a clue what they are! But when you said alligator creek it brought back memories for me! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

I have not idea what the flowering plant could be, but it is pretty!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

Pondside said...

I wish knew! It has something rather hibiscus-like about it. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your sister!

Darla said...

I hope you get an ID, it's a wonderful looking plant!