K is for Kangaroo Paw

Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

The first time
With your tubular blossoms
all woolly and curved.
A kangaroo’s paw
you mimic from way Down Under.

Red petals adorn
a strong deep green stem.
Quite furry and bad tasting
to keep predators away.

Humans adore you
keeping you in their homes.
Until someone they love
finds they need you even more.

Wattle birds love you
and perch on your stem,
with honey suckers too
drinking nectar from within.


  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    I’ve never seen this plant before, thanks for sharing.

    Ronel visiting for K:
    My Languishing TBR: K
    King of the Underworld: Hades

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    1. You are very welcome! ☺️


  2. DB McNicol says:

    So pretty and unique, I’d never heard of it!

    My A to Z Blogs
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    1. Awesome! Thank you for reading and commenting DB – much appreciated! 😊

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  3. Nilanjana Bose says:

    Pretty and unique. Here from the A-Z, all the best for completing the challenge

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  4. Sadje says:

    What an unusual flower. Thanks for sharing


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