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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Z Is For Zebra Plant

Zebra Plant

I have been going through my external hard drive to clean up my photo files, and still have quite a way to go. However, the process of moving, deleting, and merging the folders led me to these unique and amazing flower plant.

Extraordinary Zebra Plant Flowers
This was called Zebra Plant, (Calathea Zebrina), and was found at my local Conservatory. I took the photos on two different occasions, but they were not what I want, so in the folders they went until I came across them from sorting.

Purple Zebra Flowers
This zebra flower bloomed around June as I am a regular patron and haven't seen it at other times. It is a difficult flower to photograph as it was low on the ground, and there was never enough natural light around its home. Nevertheless, it is an extraordinary looking flower!

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20 comments:

  1. Oh I'm happy you shared them with us! I've been doing the same thing and it's really quite cool the old things we happen upon! I've been sharing some of mine to on facebook!

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  2. i have been doing the same thing with my photos too, a lot of work though and gives me headache, glad you found this one, it's so unique and exquisitely beautiful

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  3. I started going through my photos, and got about half way through, saving many of them on a thumb drive. Your zebra flowers are very unique! Great Z post!

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  4. I've never seen that flower before. I, too, am a regular conservatory/botanical garden-goer. Good luck organizing your photos. I know what a chore it can be.

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  5. This is amazing. I have never seen it before.

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  6. it looks like a rose somehow, quite an unusual flower, though I have encounter it, it's nice to see it here.

    have a great day.

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  7. How unique! I still have not learn how to clean out my photo files. I need to hire help!

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  8. That is an unusual looking flower! Lovely.

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  9. The thought of going through and organizing all my photo files is mind boggling. lol

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  10. One of the things I have loved about alphabe-thursdays is that I have been able to learn lots of things I didn't know before. And, this plant would definitely be one. I have never seen this plant before. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great choice and wonderful photography for 'Z' ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  12. Never heard of this flower...extraordinary! Great Z post! :)

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  13. This is a plant I have never heard of before. So interesting!

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  14. handsome flower! And I learned something new; never knew there was a zebra plant!

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  15. What a beauty! I've never seen one, thank you for sharing.

    Saying 'hello' via Alphabe- Thursday - mine for letter 'Z' @ ImagesByCW is about Zug, Switzerland

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  16. I've not heard of this flower -- and am curious as to why it's called a Zebra plant. I'm thinking Artichoke Rose :)

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  17. That one is super interesting! I've enjoyed your flower posts...

    =)

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  18. Wow! Thanks for sharing...I haven't seen them as well. Really great photos.

    All t he best,
    Scudds

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  19. Zebra plants are new to me.

    Zis is quite an interesting plant, though.

    It reminds me a bit of a flowering succulent but it appears by the leaves it is not.

    The color with low light would be hard to capture, but you did a great job!

    Thanks for linking.

    A++

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