Thursday, October 11, 2012

Heliconia

Heliconias are also called Fake Bird of Paradise or Wild Plantain. They are tall, spiky, with red-orange-yellow bracts with unique arrowhead-shaped petals. They are named after Mount Helicon, where Greek mythology placed the Nine Muses of science and the arts. A gift of heliconia symbolizes inspiration, intuition and divine guidance.

Photos taken at the park in Greenbelt.

 If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection. ~ Patrick Rothfuss

 
 
 
Linking to Floral Friday Fotos

14 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

nice work on he second photo. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How lovely they are! Interesting history about the name -- thank you.

Katarina said...

I like the stiff shape of those flowers. I've seen them grown in Spain, but I guess our climate up here is too cold for them. - Great shot!

Linda Makiej said...


Terrific work here.... just great!! Have a great weekend!

joanne said...

fake bird of paradise, huh? who knew? I was just in Bermuda and got to shoot the real thing! Nice pix...

Wenche said...

Thankyou for visiting my blog. Beautiful shot :0)

Wenche said...

Beautiful :0)

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely photos. Havenät seen that flower before.

SandyCarlson said...

I love what you did with these.

Judy said...

Beautiful!! I thought they looked a little like bird of paradise flowers, but there are more blossoms on each stalk.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Both are very pretty!

DeniseinVA said...

All your photos are gorgeous and this is a beautiful and tropical flower. Thank you for sharing my friend!

Marie said...

They are so interesting! Another "bird of paradise"

Bryan said...

Nice photo. I like how the right flower zigzags.