Saturday, June 23, 2012

Canna Indica (Indian Shot Flower)

These are some pictures of  an Indian Shot Flower.

Indian Shot Flower (Canna indica)



There are many varieties of Indian Shot Flower, this is one among them and is also called Canna indica. I think this one is a cultivated variety as its flowers are bigger than usual.
It is a very beautiful flower as you can see... It shines like a red hot iron during bright sunlight :)

Indian Shot Flower (Canna indica)

Its leaves are large and have similarity to banana leaves, except that the tips of Canna are pointed. Here its local name in Malayalam is 'vazhachedi', 'vazha' meaning banana and 'chedi' meaning plant.

Indian Shot Flower (Canna indica)
Indian Shot Flower (Canna indica)

Indian Shot Flower (Canna indica)

The bud...
Indian Shot Flower (Canna indica)

The flower is more attractive during rainy days with the water droplets on its blood red colored petals, and the red color gets another shade after rain.

Indian Shot Flower (Canna indica)

Indian Shot Flower (Canna indica)


22 comments:

  1. lovely shots ! and the red seems to be such a powerful color ...great !

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  2. What a fantastic shots of the Canna. We can only grow them in containers overhere and have to bring it inside during the winter.
    Have a great weekend Abhinav

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  3. this sure is a lovely flower and you have captured this so beautifully!

    great set of photos, well done:)

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  4. I love the series of these flowers, beautiful.

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  5. Lovely series...I like flower with droplets...

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  6. Ein wahres Meisterk von Blume, so kräftig in der Farbe und dieser gealtige Kelch, voll Ausdruck...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful photos!!I have a couple of these showy flowers in my garden,known here as Canas de India.

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  8. That is such a gorgeous flower! I have some in my yard - they haven't bloomed yet because they are in a shady spot - I am anxious to see them blooming now! Your photos are especially lovely - the one with the water beads is exquisite!

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  9. Extremely gorgeous & beautiful.

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  10. gorgeous scarlet color! and big bugle-shaped blooms!

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  11. fantastic, as always!

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  12. These are very lovely flowers.

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  13. Bardzo duży kwiat kanny i przepiękny kolor. Pozdrawiam.
    Very large and beautiful flower kanna color. Yours.

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  14. Bright and beautiful. Seeing these glorious pics gives me great joy and cheer !

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  15. Canna!! I love them. They're beautiful.

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  16. Superb shots...I have seen this flower umpteen no of times but had no idea of its name. Thanks for enlightening me on that one :)

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  17. it so nice & very beautiful.

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  18. beautiful photos with nice information

    thanks

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