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Pachystachys lutea

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 June 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The Pachystachys lutea, or golden shrimp plant, golden candle or lollypop plant as it is more commonly known, a native to Peru, is a tropical evergreen shrub or subshrub that grows 2' - 6' tall in its native habitat. Yellow bracts somewhat resemble the overlapping scales on a shrimp, hence the common name of shrimp plant. Photographed at the Chicago Botanic Gardens on May 17, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/100 second F/5.6 ISO 160 90 mm (35mm equiv.)

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zOOm from Paris, France

Very nice shape of this flower. Great colors as well.

25 Jun 2009 6:17am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Fascinating details here in both image and the narrative . . love all those names !

25 Jun 2009 4:25pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

beautiful patterns and colours

25 Jun 2009 6:59pm