01 March 2009

Today's Flowers 29: Flower at The Pool

Sunday, March 01, 2009
Flower at the Pool

I love flowers...that's for sure, but I'm no good at naming them. May be you could tell me? This one here was spotted at a local swimming pool while escorting my daughter to a swimming competition last saturday.

PS:
  1. Mariamellie just mentioned in the comment section that this flower is a Canna spesies. I inserted a link to Wikipedia, if you want to know more about it.
  2. Reading Sara Chapman's comment, there is another possibility as a Bromeliad species. Could it be a cultivar of both? I think it's a good point for paying attention to the leaves. I'll try to do that next time.
  3. Marie-Louise said that it is a Heliconia psittacorum and when you google this name there are indeed a lot of images resembling this one here. Interesting! What do you think :)?

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25 appreciated note(s):

Leora said...

This is lovely. I reminds me of a paradise flower, but it's probably something else. We have nothing like it here in New Jersey.

Darla said...

? Although it is pretty.

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful colorful shot. I wish we had such stunning flowers near the pool where I live.

Mckay K said...

I do not know what it is but is it pretty. Thanks for sharing it.

Gill - That British Woman said...

no idea what it is, but it is pretty,

Gill in Canada

kayleen said...

Don't know what it is, but it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

This one is not known to me, but it's lovely!

VALKYRIEN said...

Sorry - I cannot help you with the name! Nevertheless it is a beautiful flower - and when I enlarged it I could also see what great closeup this photo is! Great detailes!

Arija said...

Nice shot, but tropical flowers are not up my alley.

Mariamellie said...

Hello Mba Rosidah, nice to meet you in Today's Flowers. We also have the same flowers in Mama's garden, and if I am not mistaken, this one belongs to Canna family. We have the yellow and the red one, but since they are new in our garden, we are still 'expecting' the new-born baby flower, and the red one is on the way. I'll show it in next Today's Flowers. Salam dari East Borneo! =)

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Nice shot... pretty flower!
Thanks for your nice comment in my blog...
Have a nice week...

Hugs from Portugal!
Lurdes

Tabib said...

Look like paradise flower

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Or it might be a bromeliad flower, as there are so many kinds. When trying to identify a flower, it's very helpful to see the plant and leaves also. Lucky you to have such beautiful ones nearby!

ROSIDAH said...

I think you are right Mariamellie... I tried to google it and this flower seems to be a canna cultivar (species). I inserted a Wikipedia link into this post. Thanks.

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Sara, I just saw your comment after inserting the link in my post. I googled it again and it could indeed also be a Bromeliad species. May be it's a cultivar of both? Thank you for the information :)

Denise said...

This is a lovely photograph of a very exotic looking flower. I read comments here very carefully as I would like to identify it also. It is beautiful!

marie-louise said...

I think it could be a Heliconia. I think its proper name is Heliconia psittacorum. When you google this through images you can see many photos of this plant.

ROSIDAH said...

I googled Heliconia and there are indeed a lot of images resembling this one here. Interesting! What do you think?

Mariamellie said...

Halo Mba! You updated your post with these possibilities, I am curious to check it myself! =) Ja, Ich spreche Deutsch aber nur ein bisschen! =P

Mariamellie said...

So nice with blogging friendship! =)I agree with you and Marie-Louise, it IS Heliconia Psittacorum! Wow amazing! can't wait to post mine! =) keep in touch dear!

Carletta said...

I'm no good with names either but I like the lines of it and the color! Nice composition.

Mines on my photoblog: Carletta’s Captures.

Jama said...

That definitely is the Heliconia psittacorum, there's quiet a few hybrid of the heliconia. We have plenty of that here in Singapore.

Judy said...

i will simply say it is colourful and an interesting shape, and leave the identifaction to others

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Rosidah

Interesting plant!
For me, all plants and flowers has their wonderful side!
Can be the color, the shape, the size or other propriety!
I find the side who show us that there are life!

Luiz

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Luiz, I agree to you that all plants and flowers have their wonderful side to be admired and appreciated. Thank you for creating this wonderful meme/blog carnival.