- Botanical Name: musa velutina
- Common Name : hairy banana or pink banana
- Family : Musaceae
- Place : Lalbagh, Jayanagar
- Date : 17.6.18
There are always flowers for those who want to see them – Henri Matisse
I have been watching this flower almost for a week now. The first shoot of the flower was in a beautiful pink, very small. Every day I walked by it waiting for it to open its first petal. Saturday and Sunday went by without my usual walk and I was really hoping the flower did not bloom too much. Monday and Tuesday it slipped my mind to check on its development. Today morning on a whim I took my camera and rushed to see the flower and I was stunned to see this beauty. The Banana Flower. Lalbagh botanical garden.
It’s called musa velutina, a native plant to Assam, northeast India. An ornamental banana with lush green foliage, featuring a striking burgundy midrib.