Heliconia Flowers or Lobster Claw

These are some pictures of Erect Heliconia Flowers (Heliconia stricta) a little away from my house.
Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

There are also other varieties of Heliconia which hang vertically downwards. It’s such a different flower by its unique shape which makes it appealing. Its petals resembles the shape of a lobster’s claw, and that may be the reason for its other name ‘Lobster Claw’.
Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

It normally grows by itself in the wild and occupies a good area. The leaves are big and are very much similar to banana leaves.

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

Heliconia Flower or Lobster Claw

Flowers are present throughout the year.
Scientific Name : Heliconia stricta
I think the one which hangs downward is more colorful and beautiful than this erect heliconia variety. They have yellow tips and more vibrant red color.. I hope I will be able to take some pictures of that too soon.

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