Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes.

Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes.

The beautiful Protea flower, native to South Africa. The flower was named after the Greek god Proteus.

The beautiful Protea flower, native to South Africa. The flower was named after the Greek god Proteus.

Name: Protea Cynaroides; Nickname: King Protea, Giant Protea, Honeypot, King Sugarbush; Fragrance: None; Ego Maniac: This flower has the biggest head of it’s genus; Hometown: National flower of South Africa; Superpower: Can withstand fires due to its thick underground stem which contains lots of new buds; This would make an awesome bridal bouquet as a single stem!

Name: Protea Cynaroides; Nickname: King Protea, Giant Protea, Honeypot, King Sugarbush; Fragrance: None; Ego Maniac: This flower has the biggest head of it’s genus; Hometown: National flower of South Africa; Superpower: Can withstand fires due to its thick underground stem which contains lots of new buds; This would make an awesome bridal bouquet as a single stem!

I love Proteas!! Real Wedding: Lindsay and Rob’s Maui Destination Wedding

Real Wedding: Lindsay and Rob's Maui Destination Wedding

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