Sunday, April 26, 2009

Today's Flowers: Spiral Ginger

This weeks flower is not a native of Minnesota. This is spiral ginger. It is named for the spiral shape that the leaves take near the flower. The 6 lighter cylinders are actually the flowers of the plant however right now it is not in bloom.
These plants are native to the tropic areas of South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. This particular variation is from South America however I took the picture at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory which is a part of the Como Zoo in St Paul, MN.


Shelley said...

Very pretty & exoctic looking!

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, this is stunning. thank you for sharing it in Today's Flowers.

Shey said...

Gorgeous photo, Ecobirder.

Happy flower viewing!


Anonymous said...

Very unique. Very nice. Nice photo.


mimi said...

we have this flower back home in the philippines as well. very pretty one.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What an interesting little thing. Nice shot!