Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kaka Beak

Kaka Beak. NZ Flower

Drooping innocence
Color for the eye
Fire for the palate

Clianthus, commonly known as Kakabeak (Kōwhai ngutukākā in Māori), is a genus of flowering plants in the 
legume family Fabaceae, comprising two species of shrubs native to New Zealand. They have striking clusters of red flowers which resemble the beak of the Kākā, a New Zealand parrot. The plants are also known as parrot's beak, parrot's bill and lobster claw - all references to the distinctive flowers. 
There is also a variety with white to creamy coloured flowers. ~ Bernard

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