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They are named in honor of Queen Charlotte.

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Strelitzia reginae, also known as the bird of paradise, is a species in the family Strelitzia and is a monocotyledonous plant native to South Africa. They are named in honor of Queen Charlotte, Princess of Wales. Strelitzia can grow up to 2 meters high, with large, strong leaves, 25-70 cm long and 10-30 cm wide, with petioles up to 1 meter long. The leaves are evergreen and divided into two rows, fan-shaped. Flowers grow on the ends of long stems. The spikes are hard and beak-like, and because they are perpendicular to the stem, they resemble a bird's head.

It is strong enough to support the sunbird family that eats nectar on flowers. The flowers have three bright orange sepals and three purple-blue petals.Two of the lobes are united, forming an arrow-like honey tube. When the sunbird sits on it and eats nectar, the petals open and cover the bird's feet with pollen.

In the art of flower arrangement, strelitzia is one of the materials. The flower language of the strelitzia is that the bird flying to heaven can bring our hearts to heaven, so it can be given to the deceased relatives to pin our thoughts on the deceased relatives.

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