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Bird of Paradise, Watercolor Painting


bird of paradise, watercolor

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae), Flower, watercolor

About bird of paradise:
The bird of paradise flower is native to South Africa. It is usually pollinated by sunbirds. Bird of paradise flowers are also known as "crane flowers". The plant is named for its resemblance to the bird of paradise. It grows to about five feet in height.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Plantae (plants)
SubTaxonomy:
Kingdom: Tracheobionta (vascular plants)
Superdivision: Spermatophyta (seed plants)
Division: Magnoliophyta (flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida (monocotyledons or monocots, having one cotyledon, or embryonic leaf, in the seed)
Subclass: Zingiberidae
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Strelitziaceae
Genus: Strelitzia
Species: S. reginae

More about bird of paradise flowers:
Wikipedia: Strelitzia
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Bird of Paradise Flower
Culture, care and propagation of the Bird of Paradise plant
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service: Bird of Paradise



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