Saturday, August 18, 2007

Blue Ginger -Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

This plant is no relation of the ginger family. I saw a few of these plants growing next to a row of flowering ginger plants in the Singapore Botanic Gardens on day. Initially, I had thought that it was a kind of ginger only realising now that this is not so.

I have never seen this flower before and I must say that it has a kind of electrifying presence because of the deep violet colour of the petals.

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