Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Heliconia rostrata - Lobster Claw

I have not been able to see beautiful flowers lately because of the rainy weather. Even my bougainvilla is going into withdrawal judging by the wilting blooms and the non-emergence of new ones. So it was a treat when I came across this brilliant hanging bloom of the Helionia Rostrata that is commonly known as Lobster Claw, not in a park but in a little garden kept healthy and neat by a lady called Rose.

The heliconia flower looks like a lantern as demonstrated by Rose. It has a unique colour even when it is past its prime. A delightful garden where heliconias bloom despite the rains.

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