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Cloths Of Heaven
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Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths
Enwrought with golden and silver light
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light
I would spread the cloths under your feet . .
But I . being poor . have only my dreams . .
I have spread my dreams under your feet . .
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams - W.B. Yeats
Carl Linnaeus, the father of modern botany and plant taxonomy named this flower in 1735, after the Greek God, Proteus. In Greek mythology, Proteus had the ability to change shape and form at his will; and so the name given to these flowers with their diverse array of beautiful colours, shapes, textures and sizes.
Joseph Banks, the botanist who traveled with Captain Cook, discovered them while in Australia thus the name Banksia for that genus of protea.
Cloths of Heaven
King Protea "The King of all Flowers" - Cynaroides
From my collections:
Tropical Flowers of Hawaii
The Protea Collection
Kula Maui Hawaii
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December 3rd, 2011
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