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Thursday, 11 October 2012


Kangaroo paw is a common name for a number of species, in two genera of the family Haemodoraceae, that are endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. These perennial plants are noted for their unique bird attracting flowers. The tubular flowers are coated with dense hairs and open at the apex with six claw-like structures: from this paw formation the common name "Kangaroo Paw" is derived.

Anigozanthos pulcherrimus Hook. (Yellow Kangaroo Paw). This species flowers in late spring through to early summer with golden yellow flowers on stems to 1.2 metres and is found naturally on the sand plains between Perth and Geraldton. All of the Kangaroo Paw species, especially some newly developed hybrid varieties are very colourful and bird attracting small plant for mixed plantings or in a container for patio and deck display.

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  1. Those amazing Aussie flowers! Nothing like this around here, that's for sure. And so cute!

  2. They re so beautifully shaped, and exotic looking! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Extraordinary plants indeed - nice capture Nick.

  4. Unique, indeed!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. very interesting. we were in the gold coast, and saw a kissing kangaroo.

  6. very beautiful! the name is cool :)

  7. Fantastic! Never seen it before.

  8. I haven't seen it before either. It is beautiful.

  9. Beautiful! I don't remember seeing anything like them here in the US Midwest.

  10. this is an eye-catcher! the texture is beautiful, too.

  11. wow, a bizarre yet beautiful plant...and appropriately named! great shot...

  12. WOW! I never saw such a flower! Gorgeous!

  13. Wow, great flower, wish I could see it also sometimes!

  14. Great shot and amazing and beautiful plant!
    I don't think I have ever seen such flowers!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a fabulous week****

  15. Beautiful and inspiring flower!
    Thank you for your visit at Défifoto.