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The River Lily (Hesperantha coccinia) is native to Southeast Africa. As depicted in the photo, these plants do just fine in gardens half a world (and another hemisphere) away, in Vancouver, BC. The brilliant red blooms also provide the basis for another common name for this botanical specimen: Crimson Flag.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/320 sec, f / 5, 0 EV, ISO 320

Botanical Gardens, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
22 Sep 2010

Featured in 300+ Go Long, 26 Sep 2010.

I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 4 years ago

    Congratulations, your wonderful image have been featured in 300+ Go Long! (Limit 2/Day)

  • Thank you much for the feature, Konstantinos. It is very much appreciated.

    – Wolf Read

  • linaji
    linajiabout 4 years ago

    completely pretty, I can never name this color..coral, red… I love it!

  • A belated thank you much, linaji.

    – Wolf Read

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    How pretty . . . .

  • A belated thanks much, lorilee.

    – Wolf Read

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