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Bird of Paradise
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Christmas Rose
Chrysanth
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Dill
Eustoma
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Feverfew
Flame Tip
Flamingo Flower
Forget Me Not
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Globe Thistle
Golden Rod
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Lobster Claw
Love in a Mist
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Painters Palette
Peony
Peruvian Lily
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Scabious
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September Flower
Singapore orchid
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Statice
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Sweet pea
Sweet William
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Flowers Index - Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise Info

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is native to the southern and eastern parts of the Cape Province and northern Natal in South Africa. It has been introduced into parts of central and tropical South America and is widely cultivated as an ornamental. Reaching a height of 1.2 m, Strelitzia reginae plants consist of clumps of greyish-green leaves, with long stalks and broad oval blades, arising from an underground stem (rhizome).

The plant gets its common name from the exotic appearance of the inflorescence (flowering head). Emerging from a horizontal green and pink boat-shaped bract (a leaf-like structure) in slow succession, the flowers look like the crest on a bird's head.

Bird of Paradise Gallery