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The Weird and Wonderful - Parrot?s Beak

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Parrots Beak is a beautiful, but extremely rare flower found endemically in Tenerife and the Canary Islands, thought to be extinct in the wild it is kept alive in the private gardens and public parks by the residents of the island. It?s a trailing vine which makes it an excellent plant for carpeting flower beds and for growing up walls with its name coming from its unique curving petals that resemble a parrots beak. These beautiful flowers find it incredibly difficult to produce seed pods and are thus cultivated through cutting which has the problem of thinning out the gene pool and reducing the likely hood of natural pollination (you cant pollinate yourself!)

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