Canon Rebel T3i – 1/250s;F10.0;-0.67EV; ISO 200;55.0mm – 18-55 lens
As is capture. Roanoke, VA, USA – June 2012
Editor’s Pick – All Glorious Lilies (Jul 9, 2012)
My lily bloomed beautifully and I love the vibrant orange petals with the rain drops. Hope you enjoy my back yard plant.
Internet Info: Canna (or Canna lily, although not a true lily) is a genus of nineteen species of flowering plants. The closest living relations to cannas are the other plant families of the order Zingiberales, that is the gingers, bananas, marantas, heliconias, strelitzias, etc. Canna is the only genus in the family Cannaceae. Such a family has almost universally been recognized by taxonomists. The APG II system of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, 1998) also recognizes the family, and assigns it to the order Zingiberales in the clade commelinids, in the monocots. The species have large, attractive foliage and horticulturists have turned it into a large-flowered and bright garden plant. In addition, it is one of the world’s richest starch sources, and is an agricultural plant. Although a plant of the tropics, most cultivars have been developed in temperate climates and are easy to grow in most countries of the world as long as they can enjoy at least 6–8 hours average sunlight during the summer.