Colourful Labellum on the Cannas Flower

A cannas flower consists of a modified staminode that is called the labellum. It is the lowest part of the flower and protrudes forwards and is always centered.

The labellum can be found in many different shapes and sizes depending on the variety, some are very broad in shape while others are thin and slender.

picture of garden canna frau gartenburg

As on Frau Gartenburg pictured above more often than not the labellum is also the most colorful when compared to the other flower parts, as this is the landing pad for bees and other insects to land on, so they can proceed into the throat of the flower and bush against the anther and pass its pollen on to the stigma of hopefully start the process of producing some seeds.

pictures of garden flowers labellum

Botany labellum picture of flower parts

Canna plants are also widely grown amongst cottage garden flowers as their flowers are big and colorful; they help to attract pollinating bees and other beneficial insects into the garden.

pictures of canna flower Italia and the parts of  the flower Many growing cannas also have a notch at the base of the labellum.

Most of the time there is only the one labellum however some canna plants are unstable and will occasionally produce more.

Pictured above is canna Italia showing two labellums both with a notch and three staminodes.

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Beautiful Old Heirloom Canna Prints For Sale

Beautiful Prints of Canna Flowers for sale featuring heirloom cannas from around the world that have been enhanced and restored by me.

Prints are from my personal collection that I have sourced over the years of collecting original old vintage related works from Garden Seed Catalogues, lithographs, chromos, and plate prints etc. They have been reproduced on quality A4 photo paper. Watermark will not be on your prints of canna flowers. 

Picture of James Vick's Sons New French cannas, from 1892 they were described as the three finest cannas.

Photo print of New French Cannas The Three Finest. Featuring Madame Crozy, Francois Crozy and Alphonse Bouvier, painted for James Vick's Sons 1892.

Photo paper print dating back to the 1890s of Mixed Cannas.

Photo print of Mixed Cannas from the 1890s.

John Lewis Childs Grand Flowering Cannas litho print with pictured plants of Duke of Marlborough, New Variegated Foliage Canna Rainbow, pink and yellow canna named Lorraine, white Alsace and Italia.

Photo print from Childs Grand Flowering Cannas, featuring Alsace, Italia, Lorraine, Duke of Marlborough and the New Variegated Foliage Canna Rainbow. 1890s Litho produced for John Lewis Childs.

Two old cannas Sarah Hill and Maurice Mussey, French plants dated from 1895.

Photo print of French Cannas from 1895, featuring Sarah Hill and Maurice Mussey.

Popular and still reliable Koenigin Charlotte canna a beautiful enhanced picture print from 1910.

Photo print of Canna Koenigin Charlotte, from 1910.