Lobster-Claw flowers

It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us.”
Henri CartierBresson

Flowers never fail to amaze us with their amazing colors and shapes and sizes even color combinations.

Have you ever come across what is known as Hanging Lobster-Claw flower, also named as False Bird Paradise flowers?

The plant of these flowers belongs to the Heliconia family and more specifically Heliconia Rostrata.

Heliconia Symbolism– represents youth, Pride, and Great returns.

The moment you see the flower, you feel, you are in a different world since the flower presents you with its beauty and exotic looks.

Why it’s called Lobster claw flowers?

The name “Lobster Claw” comes from the shape of its flower bracts, which resemble the shape of a lobster’s claw.

It’s also named as ‘False Bird Paradise flower’ since it resembles’ Bird of Paradise Flower

Heliconia Plants can grow up to 15 feet. (4.6 meters).

The lobster claw may be found in red, orange, or yellow.

This post is part of Cee’s Flower of The Day.

Thank you, Cee Neuner, for the inspiration.

Thank you.


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  19 comments for “Lobster-Claw flowers

  1. August 24, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Beautiful flower Philo,

    Liked by 2 people

  2. August 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Very cool, never seen them before. They look like a cousin to the bird of paradise flower.


  3. August 24, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Great pictures S
    Stay well and Laugh when you can

    Liked by 2 people

  4. August 24, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Very nice, 👌 Like it 🙋‍♂️

    Liked by 3 people

  5. August 24, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve seen these, but I’ve never know their name before. 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 25, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Thank you Cee Neuner. I too did n’t know.Search in google gave me the name and details. I understand that it’s grown in South American countries.Strangely I noticed it in the backyard.


  6. August 25, 2020 at 12:45 am

    Just lovely! 🌞

    Liked by 1 person

  7. August 25, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Wonderful Philo!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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