Saturday, February 16, 2008

One Giant Flower

I took a walk around the neighborhood, something I had not done in months since I switched my route. To my surprise and delight I found a huge traveller's palm in bloom. This is the first time I've seen a traveller's palm in flower.I had to take the camera along today to record this, I'll update this post again when it is in full bloom.According to my research, the traveller's palm is a species of banana-like plant from Madagascar. It is not a true palm but a member of the bird-of-paradise family. It is called the travellers palm because the stems hold rainwater that can be used as an emergency drinking supply.

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