I have admitted before that I am no green thumb.
So, I'm seeking your assistance in identifying this rare plant species we observed at the Perth Zoo this week.
I'm not convinced that it's native to Western Australia.
I have an inkling that it's unique flowers are believed to have soothing properties but can be quite venomous when proverbially spat.
Magoo and I are regular visitors to the zoo - mainly because it makes me feel as though we're on a (pretty economical) overseas holiday for a few hours - but we have never encountered this plant before.
This baby had us stumped...
Pacifus phoenicea perhaps??
It was a day for bewilderment, really.
Hubby - who is not as regular a visitor to the zoo - was bitterly disappointed to realise he had read the zoo map incorrectly for most of the morning.
His mouth had been mistakenly watering at the thought of a nice thai green curry for lunch.
Unfortunately for him, there was no 'Asian Restaurant' to be found near the picnic area.
The 'Asian Rainforest' is quite the treat, though.