O.K. if you got here from the "Banana Photos" page
I am not going nuts or getting sloppy in my photo categorization. (well, at least not
the second one anyway.) The Bird of Paradise is actually a member of the
Banana [Musaceae] family. Strange but true!
But wait, it gets even stranger! Like bananas, Bird of Paradise
are botanically considered herbs since they do not produce any woody stems.
(That's right, even the biggest 25 foot banana tree is not really a tree at all.)
Well that is the botany lesson for the day. The photo is pretty nice too, if I do
say so myself.