Floral Friday: Native Blooms

Hello dear friends and readers…

From the moment I was assigned to write about our native blooms for this month’s Floral Friday theme, I’ve tried doing research about it.

And then I found this book.

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First of all, I’d like to welcome you all to my country. ‘Welcome to Sarawak!’ A Borneo island.

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Rafflesia – It is all known that the world’s largest flower is endemic to Borneo. The Rafflesia can be grows to the size of a large coffee table and has no leaves.

Nepenthes – Popularly known as the ‘monkey cup‘ , because it refers to the fact that monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from these plants.

Rhododendron – The large and showy Rhododendron in Borneo is easily recognised by its distinctive foliage.

Heliconia Rostrata – Commonly known as ‘hanging lobster claw‘. Heliconia grows to about 6-8 feet tall and has spectacular bright red bracts with yellow tips.

Again, thanks to Floral Friday theme this month that I get to know our own native blooms. This is a blog hop, you can hop on to other FF participants by clicking the link.

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11 thoughts on “Floral Friday: Native Blooms

  1. I learnt lots of new things from this months Floral Friday too! We grow the rhododendrons here but I had no idea it originated from Borneo. Thanks so much for sharing

  2. That book looks wonderful and love seeing what are native plants to other places.
    We also grow Rhododendrons here in New Zealand.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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