THE ORCHID OF MADAGASCAR 2
(Darwin Orchid) originally painted on oak
The Orchid flower symbolizes beauty, strength, richness. Exotic and graceful, represents love. In ancient Greece Orchid were associated with fertility, and during the Victorian era, Orchid symbolized richness and luxury.
The Orchid of Madagascar is mostly unique..
It all began back in 1862, in the south of England, Charles Darwin first examined an unusual flower, an Orchid of Madagascar that seemed to defy the laws of nature. This flower hid its nectar in the bottom of an elongated nectar – up to a foot long – extending from the back of the flower.
It seem in-conceivable that any insect could ever reach it.