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Strange Flower seen in Jamaica

Posted by aspen0 (My Page) on
Tue, May 16, 06 at 21:51

I just got back from Jamaica. While there I saw this strange flower.

The stalk was tall, 30 feet (taller than the nearby trees), straight up, like a piece of bamboo. On top were a succession of "pods" shaped like mushroom heads jutting out, it looks like these were covered by yellow flowers.

I only saw these from the road, and so I never saw what they looked like from the ground. But they were weird looking to be sure.

I'd never seen this before on 3 previous trips to the island, I have an inkling that it might be one of those types of plants that bloom like once a decade or whatever. I'd just really like to identify it so I know what I saw.

Sorry, no picture

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RE: Strange Flower seen in Jamaica

Maybe some type of agave

RE: Strange Flower seen in Jamaica

Yup, you're right...

Here is a link that might be useful: Agave harrisii

RE: Strange Flower seen in Jamaica


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