Friday, 15 June 2012


Strelitzia is a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa. The genus is named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom.

A common name of the genus is bird of paradise flower, because of a supposed resemblance of its flowers to the bird of paradise. In South Africa it is commonly known as a crane flower.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.


  1. In your composition is does look somewhat like a bird.

  2. Beautifully taken. Lovely flower.

  3. I have always loved that flower! It is a happy one, isn't it? Beautiful!


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