Most Beautiful but Strange Flowers
The Impatiens Psittacina is an amazing plant of the balsam family. The flowers are purple and carmine red in colour. When viewed from the sides, the flowers seemingly resemble a parrot in flight. British botanist and explorer, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, first noted, in a scientific description of the plant in 1901, how its bloom looks like aflying cockatoo and from then on, the name has stuck. This rare plant is found in Thailand, Burma and parts ofIndia.