African Flower Exhibit

African Flower ExhibitAfrican flowering backyard flowers will be on display at the North Carolina Zoo through the entire month of July. Both flowers and houseplants of African origin will be on placed at the park’s African Pavilion. This is the second of three tropical plant exhibits to be held at the museum this year.

The exhibition is called “Exotic Roots of Backyard Flowers” and is to feature nearly 800 flowering plants. Impatiens, rosy periwinkle, Egyptian star flower, polka-dot plant, calla lily and bird of paradise are just some of the flowers that are to be on display.

Interesting facts and trivia will also be available to the public. For example, impatiens used to be available only to those with a lot of wealth, but currently they are among the most popular flowers in the American garden. Also interesting is the fact that calla lilies used to be the traditional flower for funerals, but now they are popular for weddings.

[Via: zandavisitor.com]

African Flower Exhibit was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by admin
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