Tuesday, June 2, 2009

NOT JUST IN MAINE ANYMORE

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.

17 comments:

  1. Thats neat looking, I have never seen one.

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  2. Incredible plant, and really beautiful. And edible...

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  3. I love these plants. So exotic.

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  4. I love these flowers, so exotic

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  5. Good Capture !! Look Likes Birds Sitting !! Great

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  6. Hello there!
    What a beautiful flower! Here in Brazil it is called "Bico de Papagaio"( nozzle parrot "something like it!").
    Léia

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  7. You really eat them? We were at a restaurant outside of Deland a number of years ago which served flowers...I didn't eat any though.

    Beautiful and edible!

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  8. Very exotic looking. I don't thik i've seen it before.

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  9. Too funny as is your comment on my blog. Silly!! MB

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  10. Funny! I think the eating part is a joke... or maybe not. ;)

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  11. I will have to echo the comments of some, I have never seen one before. Lots of things grow in Florida that don't grow anywhere else. I think.

    Voices from the past > http://bing-it.blogspot.com/

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  12. How pretty! I've never seen one before.

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  13. It really does look like a lobster claw. Do you know how to prepare it safely?

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  14. I've never seen a plant like that. It really does look like a lobster claw!

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  15. Too funny! Would they pinch if you got too close?

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  16. Unfortunatelly heliconias don't survive our winters as many other tropical plants of the same family do. They are my favourite flowers!

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