Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Parrot Flower

My friend e-mailed me this beautiful and very rare flower from Thailand. This is a protected species and not allowed to be exported. This species is known to science as Impatiens Psittacina.
Many people believe this flower is a hoax, but there are numerous scientific texts which will verify its existence. The plant gets big but the flowers don't! It reaches a height of 6 feet and is not a small garden impatiens like what we have in our local nursery! The plant looks like a very bad garden weed with beautiful flowers.

What a lovely flower!

9 comments:

Leigh said...

Beautiful!

Liza said...

Very unique and beautiful. Gusto ko rin ng ganyang plant. :)

Tetcha said...

very nice! This is the first time I heard about this parrot flower. By the way, I have an award for you.

shydub said...

its lovely indeed and rare

Dorothy L said...

So...so pretty :)

Gorgeous MUM said...

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom...like our dearest FRIENDS!

Jona said...

wow! i would like to have such plant in our garden too! i wonder if it will grow here in the philippines?

singapore florist said...

Very beautiful, although the name is quite funny but I love it. Is it one of the types of orchid flowers?

singapore florist said...

wow it such an optical illusion.

 

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