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 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. Haven├Ąt 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.

Unknown 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!

A Colorful World said...

They are so interesting! Another "bird of paradise"

Bryan said...

Nice photo. I like how the right flower zigzags.