Protea

The protea originates from South Africa. It’s a wonderful, but unique looking blossom. Its flower petals resemble feathers and look like they could have been plucked from the tail of a multi-colored turkey. It’s primarily cultivated on Maui along with the island of Hawaii and it makes a gorgeous bouquet. A lot of flowers tend to be tiny, however the protea is a particularly huge and hefty flower.

protea by ripperda, on Flickr
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