Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wild ginger flower

I decided to show one more photo of the flowers along the walkway to the beach next to our condo. This is a wild ginger flower, known locally as a cana agria.

The flowers are about 7 cm by 10 cm, or about 3 by 4 inches. The flowers have a yellow throat in the center. They remind me of the size and shape of the cactus flowers in our backyard in Arizona that my wife often shows in her macro photos on her Scottsdale (Arizona) Daily Photo site.

These plants flower form July through October. They grow from sea level up to about 200 meters in elevation. This flower is only a few steps from the beach

We are showing photos of the remoteness of Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

5 comments:

Kate said...

It's a beauty and I can almost smell it! You often do lots of research for your photos, and I feel educated when I finish reading your commentary. Thanks!

Sharon said...

It looks fragile, almost papery. Now I'm wondering if it has a scent.

Leif Hagen said...

What an exotic beauty!

Jarart said...

It looks like a delicate beauty.

JM said...

It's gorgeous! And the plant looks beautiful too.

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