Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bird of paradise

Yes, I realise this isn't a bird, but this flower, the Strelitzia Reginae, is commonly called the Bird of Paradise flower (also the crane lily). Taken in the gardens around the Villa Borghese in Rome last spring, these flowers were growing at one of the fountains in the park. They are originally from South Africa, where they can be found in the wild.


  1. Nice picture Jure, 1 comment: when you use a latin name for any species you should write it slanted :)

  2. Hm, sorry, thats me, Vida.

  3. Damn, yeah, I was going to, but I forgot to. Done now. And they are called italics :)