Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Gorgeous Tropical Flowers

Caesalpinia pulcherrima - the Mexican Red Bird of Paradise

Anyone know the name of this?

These two flowers were found within a few feet of each other on a backroad near the "village" of Ojochal on the south Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It was a hot and humid Christmas day and we were hiking to a waterfall. It was in this area that I found the nicest flowers of the entire trip. More pics to come.

2 Comments:

Anonymous ph8542 said...

This is Hedychium coronarium, so called Hawaiian ginger. it is very fragrant.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Miss Canthus said...

Oh how I wish I had stuck my nose in that flower!!

7:11 PM  

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