While our cities are rapidly turning into concrete jungles, we sense the dire need to restore and revamp the green pockets of our homes and offices. Apart from the numerous ecological benefits, the green spaces should be soulful and full of bloom, so as to inspire the mind to indulge in a soothing environment. In doing so, a patch of green can be just the way for communicating complex abstract ideas convincingly. Here’s a list of 7 flowers that have derived their names from the perceptions of the world. They will transform your garden and might end up becoming the centre of attraction:
- Birds of Paradise – Strelitzia reginae or Birds of Paradise is an exotic flower that is native to South Africa. The name of the flower has been coined due it’s resemblance to a colourful bird in flight. The flower blooms from September through May and is a popular design element in gardens.
- Parrot Flower – Belonging to the Balsam family, Impatiens Psittacina is a spectacular plant with purple and carmine red coloured flowers. When viewed from the sides, the flowers bring to mind, a parrot in its flight. This rare plant is found in Thailand, Myanmar and parts of India.
- Duck Orchid – Commonly referred to as the Duck Orchid, Caleana is reddish brown or sometimes greenish with dark spots. The central petal or the labellum looks exactly like a flying duck with its wings raised high and the lip resembles a duck’s beak, hence the name. This small terrestrial orchid is found in parts of Australia.
- Dove Orchid – Peristeria or Dove Orchid is free from blemishes and is pure white in colour. Concealed within the flower is a structure of a dove that sits cosily with raised wings with tiny pink dots and a tiny yellow beak. It is commonly found in South America along with Panama, Trinidad and Costa Rica.
- Monkey Orchid – The Monkey Orchid or The Dracula Simia is a rare species of orchids that is known for its odd arrangement of column, petals and lip that strongly resemble a face of a monkey or a baboon. The flower bears the fragrance of a ripe orange and found exclusively in the cloud forests of South-Eastern parts of Ecuador and Peru.
- Ballerina Orchid – Caladenia melanema or Ballerina Orchid are terrestrial spider orchids that grow in groups or singles in different parts across Australia. The flower is cream in colour with marron markings. The flower looks like a maiden in white tutu holding an elegant ballet pose.
- Bleeding Hearts – Lamprocapnos Spectabilis is a popular garden plant with flowers that mysteriously resemble the conventional shape of heart with a droplet beneath. As the flower blooms, the inner white parts often called the ‘lady in bath’ become more prominent. The plant is found in Siberia, Northern China, Korea and Japan.
Flowers have been known to play an integral part in our lives. Apart from their aesthetic value, they possesses the power to uplift our mind and reinvigorate our soul.
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