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Heliconia scheideana - Claw Flower

Heliconia scheideana - Claw Flower (Heliconia scheideana - Claw Flower)

This Heliconia flower bract is just about to open. Photo taken in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on May 7, 2009.

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Oooh, looks vicious...
does is just look like a claw, or is it really sharp ?

9 May, 2009


looks like Strelitzia...they belong to the same order...will it fan out in the same manner?

9 May, 2009



It's's very soft,


It grows differently than Strelizia species, however it does belong to the same order: Zingerberales.

12 May, 2009

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