16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Flame Lilly

DESCRIPTION: This flower is named as Gloriosa superba or Flame Lilly. As the name tells Gloriosa, that means ‘full of glory’. Flame lily is native to much of Africa and Asia, but it is known worldwide as an ornamental plant, a medicine, a poison, and a noxious weed. it is the national flower of Zimbabwe and state flower of Tamil Nadu. It is in great demand for medicinal use.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: sirsi, India
Camera: Canon EOS 1300D
Copyright: © Abhilasha Hegde