Posted by: cochinblogger | January 29, 2019

A Piece of Bolivia on T.D. Road: Heliconia rostrata

I spotted this flower hanging over the wall of a house on T.D. Road. It's common names are Hanging Lobster Claw and False Bird of Paradise, and its scientific name is Heliconia rostrata. I had no idea what it was called when I saw it, but I felt then that colors like these belonged to the Amazon. Indeed, the plant is a native of South America, and is one of the two national flowers of Bolivia.

I identified this flower using Reverse Google Image Search. It doesn't always work, but this time it was on target, giving me "heliconia" in the search box after it had finished, with matching images displayed below.

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