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Heliconia lathispatha - Claw Flower


Heliconia lathispatha - Claw Flower

This Claw flower was seeding. This pic was taken Sept. 28, 2007 at the San Diego Zoo.



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Strange looking, but still very pretty

30 Oct, 2008

 

Another weird but wonderful flower.
Delonix1 you amaze me by producing plants with these fantastic names.
I can see exactly why it is called Claw Flower. :o)

30 Oct, 2008

 

This so fun...I love the riot of color here.

30 Oct, 2008

 

Heliconia is synonymous with the tropics. We grow many species here in San Diego, however, the choices are even larger in the hot, humid tropics.

31 Oct, 2008

 

Beautiful! So much going on all on the same plant.

2 Nov, 2008

 

The bracts and flowers are very attractive...however, most people don't enjoy the colorful seeds.

2 Nov, 2008

 

Do you mean as in eating them?

2 Nov, 2008

 

As far as I know they are only edible by birds, not humans.
In my previous comment I meant enjoying the colorful seeds.

6 Nov, 2008



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