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Yellow Bird of Paradise
Nitrogen fixer, fantastic wind break, extremely drought tolerant and wonderful pollinator! Invasive if near a water source.
November 5, 2016
5:07 pm
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Christine
Near Meadview, between Lake Mead and Grand Canyon West (Skywalk)
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Had a tough time getting them started, but now nothing can stop them anymore.  We'll be planting them in the orchard and gardens to protect new veggies around the trees from wind, provide nitrogen and of course to attract pollinators.

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http://davesgarden.com/guides/.....f/go/2120/

Pictures and descriptions of Mexican and Red Bird of Paridise:
http://wateruseitwisely.com/ca.....-paradise/

August 7, 2019
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I've seen so many bird of paradise flowers and NEVER realized that the stamens are OUTSIDE the flower until yesterday.

It was getting dark and I heard bees and finally went to check out what they were doing.   I wondered why they weren't going into the flowers and flying around, until I saw that the GOOD STUFF was on the red stamens far away from the flower.

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