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THREE GREEN MICE, THREE GREEN MICE, hear how they sing...

I have previously shown the beautiful heliconia here and here, but felt the need to share this  example, discovered in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens Tropical Dome.  I think it's heliconia wagneriana from photos I've seen on-line. An upright version of the pendula.
People think of the rainbow coloured bracts as the bloom, however the true flowers are the sepals which stick up out of the bracts. I think they look like a choir of green mice. Or perhaps hungry frogs calling for their mother to come feed them.  Whatever they are, they were the reason I took the photos.  Aren't they cute? 

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