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I Love Exotic Plants!

June 28, 2007 by Jocelyn

Here are some pictures that I took last weekend when I was down in the cities at the Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Apparently I was either a little too distracted in my excitement, or just a little loopy from the heat, but I forgot to look at all the little signs to actually find out what kind of plants these were. I know some of them are orchids, and I know the fourth one is a Lotus flower, but that’s about it.




This was coming from the top of a large tree, and I had to stand on a bench to get this shot. Very cool flower.



A Lotus flower! I’ve always wanted to see one of these, I love them!





There they are, folks!  Please let me know if you have any info about these plants, or if you have a guess as to what they might be!  Thanks, and happy gardening!




  1. I think the third one down is a banana flower. The leaves behind it are banana and it looks a lot like the flower on my banana last year. The last picture is a yellow shrimp plant, a common bedding plant in Florida. The others, excluding the lotus, are orchids, but I don’t know enough about those to tell you which ones. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Thanks for the ID’s Wicked! All of the plants were so beautiful and interesting! We rarely see unique flowers like this in the gardens here in Minnesota! I especially liked the little yellow shrimp plant!

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