Feast Your Eyes On This Flower!

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This is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species and is not allowed to be exported. This may be the only way we will be able to view this flower.

FROM THAILAND . . . THE VERY RARE PARROT FLOWER

H/t beloved fellow May.

Turns out the rare and beautiful Parrot Flower is a variety of Impatiens that blooms so abundantly in so many gardens, including in my sunroom:

This is what Wikipedia says about the Parrot Flower:

A balsam, Impatiens psittacina, or parrot flower, is a very rare impatiens species discovered in the Shan States of Upper Burma by A.H. Hildebrand, a British official, [in the late 19th century].

The species grows in the wild in a small region of north Thailand (near Chiang Mai), Burma, and in the north-east Indian state of Manipur. It is called the parrot flower because its flower bears a resemblance to a parrot in flight when viewed from the side.

The plant is erect and branches profusely and grows compactly to a height of about half a metre (1.64 ft.).This species of Impatiens is known in Thai as “Dork Nok Khaew” which translates to “Flower Bird Parrot”.

~Eowyn

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7 responses to “Feast Your Eyes On This Flower!

  1. God’s gift for variety is awe-inspiring. Beautiful.

     
  2. They truly look like parrots, amazingly fragile and beautiful!

     
  3. WOW! What an AMAZING GOD we serve!!!!!!!!!

     
  4. Beautiful example of God’s handiwork. I would have guessed it was a type of orchid rather than an impatien.

     
  5. as Steve would say, “kule”!

     
  6. this is simply amazing-

     

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