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Alpinia zurumbet - Shell Ginger Flowers


Alpinia zurumbet - Shell Ginger Flowers (Alpinia zurumbet - Shell Ginger)

Shell Ginger Flowers at the San Diego Zoo. Photo taken July 21, 2010.



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They look very dainty ..:o))

22 Jul, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

They're not as dainty as they look. : > )

22 Jul, 2010

 

Gorgeous plant... love the horizontality of the leaves with the drooping flowers underneath... If this is a ginger ..are it's roots edible?

27 Aug, 2010

 

Lori:

Thanks! : > )

No, it's not Zingiber officinale. It an ornamental ginger only.

27 Aug, 2010



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