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Heliconia Rostrata - Hanging Heliconia
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Heavy in the lap of field and flower,
light treads soft in the sky these hours
Good as any time to tell you,
dreamed of you each time Iíve held you
Race for the river and sand itís stealing,
I know a place that spring is healing
Dressed in shadows, wild grasses taking,
the river snores beside their shaking
Iím with you
Youíre with me too
I'm with you - Stephen Gordon
The inconspicuous, yellow flowers emerge from claw-shaped bracts on magnificent, up to 3 feet (0.9 m) long, pendent, zigzagged inflorescences. If pollinated by hummingbirds or nectivorous bats (neither of which are found here in the Hawaiian Islands), the flowers are followed by violet fruits. The leaves are simple, alternate, long-petioled, and have green, lanceolate leaf blades that are easily shredded by the wind. The pseudostems (formed by the leaf sheaths) emerge from underground rhizomes.
Hanging Lobster Claw plants are propagated by rhizome division. The flowers make long lasting cut flowers in tropical flower arrangements.
Keanae Maui Hawaii
From my collection: Tropical Flowers of Hawaii
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April 23rd, 2012
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