Fresh Bird of Parodise flower in Detroit's Belle Isle Conservatory. The plant it was on was easily twenty feet tall and was covered in big blooms like that one.
Belle Isle Conservatory homepage). The place is barely getting along with lots of volunteers and it won't be long before they close it down. If you love plants and jungle flowers then drop by their page and maybe donate a bit to them. Every little bit helps. Save the palm trees and orchids!
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TECH: taken with a 4 megapixel digicam in Detroit MI
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