Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekend Flowers: Kangaroo Paw

This is Kangaroo Paw (genus Anigozanthos). It is native to Australia, and is the floral emblem of Western Australia.

They are quite beautiful in their own way... The next 2 images were captured in my parents garden on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.



The following 2 were captured in the Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane, QLD.

The common name (Kangaroo Paw) derives it name from the paw-like flower

Thanks for stopping by.

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20 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for this nice weekend flowers! they looks cool :)

Filip Demuinck said...

You seem to have so many different flowers in Australia. In The Netherlands we also have flowers like tulips.

Greetings,
Filip

Kim, USA said...

Ekkk the last photo looks like claws hehe. It's very pretty!

Orchid

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

gorgeous! really gorgeous shots!

happy weekend!

Michael S-B said...

Beautiful, Liz:)

Michael S-B said...

Beautiful, Liz:)

Bernie H said...

Fantastic shots showcasing this wonderful native of ours. How I wish I could get them to grow up here!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous details and colors in these photos.

Gretchen said...

Love the colors... and the little hairs! Gorgeous flowers!!!

Nadege, said...

Such unusual flowers. Great captures.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

These are quite fascinating plants and flowers. You photographed them well too Liz.

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous shots.

Pink Bougainvillea

SportyMummy said...

I love Kangaroo Paws...My partner, GrumpyDaddy's hobby is growing native plants...we have quite a few of these kangaroo paws in our garden at the moment and the kids are facinated by them

Minoru said...

Very interesting flowera! It is said that Australian flowers are very different from Europian flowers.
I want to go Australia to see various kind of flowers.

Cecilia Artista said...

Very nice and interesting flowers! I have never seen them IRL.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers, thanks for sharing these beauties! Have a wonderful weekend!

EG Wow said...

Very interesting flowers - Lovely colours and texture.

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful photos of the Kangaroo Paws, Liz!

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots!
Beautiful flowers.

Giga said...

Mają ciekawy i zabawny kształt. Są bardzo ładne, a ich zdjęcia śliczne.Pozdrawiam.
They have an interesting and amusing shape. They are very nice and beautiful pictures of them. Yours.

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