Expanded Lobster Claw

Where can I see the Expanded Lobster Claw

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What is a Expanded Lobster Claw?

It's not a scary creature that you'll find lurking in the deep ocean - it's actually a Heliconia latispatha, an herbaceous perennial that can be found in the wild.

This unique plant has a long, fleshy stalk that supports a bright red 'claw' made up of several large, showy flowers.

The Expanded Lobster Claw typically grows in moist, shady areas near waterfalls or streams, and blooms from late spring to early summer.

If you're lucky enough to see one in person, be sure to take some photos - they're sure to make your friends and family jealous!

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Geeky Facts about the Expanded Lobster Claw

Fact 1

Its leaves resemble that of banana, dark-green.

Fact 2

Its typical height is between 1 .5 to 2m.

Fact 3

Its showy inflorescence is erect, comprised of orange bracts and greenish-yellow flowers.

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