Kangaroo paws

Kangaroo paws

I love kangaroo paws. The plant, that is. They remind me very much of Australia. I love their fuzzy closed petal hands that really do look like paws. And when they open up, they are like little star bursts. Their bright garb attracts the birds. Get this – each species of kangaroo paw deposits its pollen on different parts of a bird so that the pollen doesn’t get mixed up between the species. Isn’t that clever ?

~ Spotted Cow


6 thoughts on “Kangaroo paws

    1. Yes, they are quite unusual. From the angle they’re shot at, you’d think I trekked through the forest to get this picture … but in fact, it was taken in a car park. The colour caught my eye !

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