|Weigall Field, Neild Avenue, Rushcutters Bay|
With its orange petals and blue tongue, the genus was named in honour of a woman from Strelitz in Germany who married George III of England. The name was chosen by another common-joe, Sir Joseph Banks, who was the Director of the Kew Gardens at the time.
The Bird of Paradise, although native to South Africa, is common to parklands and road-side plantings around Sydney. It is large, colourful and requires little water. Perfect!