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Greater Bird of Paradise * * " Contrary to popular belief from a gooney song; I do NOTZ fly up peoples' noses."

Greater Bird of Paradise * * " Contrary to popular belief from a gooney song; I do NOTZ fly up peoples' noses."

Bird of paradise flower - plant. Strelitzia reginae. May in summer on the terrace. The bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae) is admired for its exotic flowers. The graceful, orange bracts with 2 or 3 blue petals are like a mohawk on the green leaf. In summer, the Strelitzia also on the patio, so this exotic plant there also can steal the show. Delivery height 25 to 30 cm.

Bird of paradise flower - plant. Strelitzia reginae. May in summer on the terrace. The bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae) is admired for its exotic flowers. The graceful, orange bracts with 2 or 3 blue petals are like a mohawk on the green leaf. In summer, the Strelitzia also on the patio, so this exotic plant there also can steal the show. Delivery height 25 to 30 cm.

Courtship poses of the Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) accent the long red flank plumes. (Tim Laman/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

‘Birds of Paradise’ at the National Geographic Museum

Courtship poses of the Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) accent the long red flank plumes. (Tim Laman/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise : BIRDS OF PARADISE : Environmental Photographs: Wildlife Photojournalist Tim Laman, Tim Laman

Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise : BIRDS OF PARADISE : Environmental Photographs: Wildlife Photojournalist Tim Laman, Tim Laman

SYMBOLISM: This plant symbolizes the death of Dede's sisters.And every time Dede cuts the part of the plant that's dead she cuts away the "little sips of sadness".

SYMBOLISM: This plant symbolizes the death of Dede's sisters.And every time Dede cuts the part of the plant that's dead she cuts away the "little sips of sadness".

Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea - via Marina Molnar

Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea - via Marina Molnar

Natural bird nectar in the Bird of Paradise flower.

Natural bird nectar in the Bird of Paradise flower.

The blue bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) is regarded by some ornithologists as the loveliest of all birds.

The blue bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) is regarded by some ornithologists as the loveliest of all birds.