Blooming Ginger

I found some shell ginger in bloom today (not just the buds), so for those curious what the actual flowers are like, here they are :) View large for appropriate detail.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 11th January 2007, This photo: 1:36pm

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  • Yorri¢k said:
    nice details and depth, great shot! worth a close look
  • picsbymac said:
    great colour hidden in that bud. Thanks for posting this David.
  • Margot- said:
    Ginger as in the kind used in cookery and medicine?
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey Thanks Richard!

    I was quite surprised Melissa, it's almost orchid like inside.

    Kind of Margot, this variety is, I believe, ornamental only, but it's the same family of plant as the eating variety.
  • Mark McCowen said:
    Very exotic plant! You really did a great job capturing it.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mark :) I'd stopped to check out a different shot and when I turned around there it was. The first shot didn't turn out too well, but a bit of EV adjustment and the second one was a winner.
  • looby88 said:
    So good, what a great photo !
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Helen :) Glad it meets with your approval (hint hint)
  • looby88 said:
    nah I'm pretty slow on the uptake today- you will need to spell it out- in an e-mail if you'd prefer !!
  • yewenyi (文意) said:
    I hvae never seen it flowering. I was always in Budderium during the summer school holidays. It is a neat shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    I hadn't seen them flower before this either. Only the white and pink buds (which I'd mistaken as the whole flower). :)
  • Kanakoa said:
    Excellent shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thank you again Zélia. :)