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lobster claw
Heliconia bihai
Heliconia bihai
lobster claw lobster-claw
Heliconia bihai Heliconiaceae
common names
  lobster claw
accepted scientific name
  Heliconia bihai (L.) L.
rules for finding collection records
  Heliconia bihai (56)
  Heliconia humilis (1)
family name
  • Heliconiaceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals, Irregularly shaped flowers
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is about 8 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of March thru end of December
Introduced. Native to South America.

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (100%)
where plant found
mag select
grid lines base


Accepted Scientific Name

Heliconia bihai   (L.) L.   (TSN: 502927, Index: 560)

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