I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure

mystery flower


I asked in a previous post if anyone recognised this flower.

photograph © iusedtobeindecisive

Tilly Bud thought it might be a protea flower, native to South Africa.  However… further investigation suggests that it might be a red ginger flower (alpinia purpurata). I can’t find a definitive answer as to its native country – some articles say it is native to Malaysia but there are also strong links with Hawaii.

Here’s a couple of photos which look quite similar to my pic.

What do you think?  A possibility?


3 thoughts on “mystery flower

  1. It looks very similar, but your flower’s petals seem a little broader. Maybe it’s just further along in its growth cycle!! 🙂 Maybe you could compare the leaves!!

  2. Very interesting. It is a beautiful flower.

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