Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This is a type of Heliconia. They are abundant in our yard at the moment. All the rain of late has accelerated the blooming of plants and flowers that have suffered from our long drought. This particular bloom is rather exotic looking and is commonly referred to as a "Lobster Claw" for obvious reasons. The not so obvious reason is that it is delicious with melted butter. Don't try this at home unless you are with a highly trained professional.