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I saw some flowers growing by the roadside today, and was wondering about the species of this plant.
The plant also appeared to be fruiting, and it produced small fruits that formed small clusters.
This is called "Red Powder Puff" or botanically Calliandra haematocephala. See the images (from the Wikipedia article):
What you identified as the fruit appears to be the buds:
Some more information can be found here.
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