Monday, June 20, 2011

Plant Find: Beallara orchid

My parents visited San Francisco a couple of weeks ago.  While they were there they visited the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers and saw lots of really neat orchids.  They visited another place where you can see orchids, as well - Trader Joe's grocery store!

Beallara Eurostar 'Green Valley'
They found this cool orchid and brought it home to me.  It is Beallara Eurostar 'Green Valley.'  To be honest, I hadn't heard of the Beallara genus before.  The flower looks kind of like a Brassia to me, with long spider-like petals.  This particular orchid has really neat colors in the flowers.

Beallara Eurostar 'Green Valley'

My mom named him Sylvester. :)

1 comment:

  1. Maybe we can arrange a "playdate" for Syl and Picky (if I can keep her alive.) :)