The Giant Honey Flower (Melianthus major) is a flowering, evergreen shrub in the Francoaceae family.
It is endemic to South Africa.
It grows to 2-3 metres (7-10 feet) tall and 1-3 metres (3-10 feet) wide.
It has blue-green leaves about 30-50 centimetres (12-20 inches) long.
The flower spikes are dark-red, about 30-80 centimetres (12-31 inches) long.
The fruits are green pods.
The Giant Honey Flower blooms in spring.
Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, April 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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