Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ratna, A Person's Name or....?

So many people have this word in their name. Ratna Wulandari, Ratna Ayu, Ratna Galih etc. Not just people's name, but also a street name. In Denpasar, Ratna's Street is located in near of GOR (Gelanggang Olah raga), but now, not that thing that I want to tell.


In Bali, Ratna is one kind of flower. I have asked some peolpe about that, A jakarta's one, but, they don't know about this flower. When i asked them, they just said that, Ratna is the name of people. It's so funny.


Nyah, I don't know if ratna is the legally name of this flower, but based on Wikipedia, this flower is called Gomphrena globosa. The general colour is purple, and when I search in google, some sites said that the Indonesian name of this flower is Bunga/kembang kancing. But, once again, some many people said that they never know about this name. When I gave the picture, one of my friend said, "Ough, this flower! I have seen this before, but I dont't know if the name is Ratna!"

I know this flower for a long time, and like it's purple colour. In Bali, this flower is used as one of material ritual offerings. I often find this flower in offerings seller. And like other material, it's price will increase when the Hinduism hollyday. 

I remember when i was young, I plant this flower in sanggah. Just ripped the cultivars, and spread in soil. On a short time, a new Ratna plant will appear in soil. 

To see the detail of this flower, just clik on   Wikipedia  and here is the image




3 comments:

FATAMORGANA said...

wah, gak bisa dibaca. tulisan apa kode morse?

nietha said...

I know this kind of flower, we call it 'bunga pusar' because of the shape like pusar/navel.

dinda27 said...

I don't know Ratna is the name of this flower. And i'm not sure, have i seen this flower before? Then Bali gave this name to this flower. Nice to see you again.