Feast Your Eyes On This Flower!

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

theboldcorsicanflame
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They truly look like parrots, amazingly fragile and beautiful!

cherylramjattanCheryl Ramjattan
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WOW! What an AMAZING GOD we serve!!!!!!!!!

Doc's wife
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Doc's wife

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

DCG
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as Steve would say, “kule”!

tina
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tina

this is simply amazing-