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'Bird of Paradise' Limahuli Botancial Garden Kaua'i (HI) October 2014 | by Ron Cogswell
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'Bird of Paradise' Limahuli Botancial Garden Kaua'i (HI) October 2014

Per Wikipedia:

 

"Strelitzia is a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa (not Hawaii).

 

It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae.

 

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 / plant, because of a resemblance of its flowers to the bird of paradise."

 

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Taken on October 24, 2014