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Mar 22, 2015 5:26 AM CST
|From one of my facebook friends, don't miss this if you can get there:|
An enormous Talipot Palm, Corypha umbraculifera, is flowering at Pinecrest Gardens here in South Florida. This palm grows for decades then flowers once, producing millions of delicate golden flowers, then thousands of seeds and then it dies. Another one flowered here years ago and bees produced ca. 200 pounds of honey from the nectar of its flowers! If you have a chance to see this, don't miss it. This is one of the great wonders of nature.
Mar 22, 2015 6:17 AM CST
|That is really something, Hetty.|
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Mar 22, 2015 2:02 PM CST
|I agree. Very cool. I guess it wants to make darn sure it leaves plenty of chances for some offspring, before it sadly dies.|
Mar 22, 2015 9:19 PM CST
|That's so interesting. Would love to see it; but a little too far away.|
“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
Mar 23, 2015 7:13 PM CST
We went to see it today. It is spectacular!
Apr 21, 2015 9:46 PM CST
|Pictures just don't do that palm credit. You can hide a car under a single leaf. The flower spike is taller than most big palms that we have in our yards. As you said, it is worth seeing it in person at least once.|
Apr 22, 2015 2:38 AM CST
|Thanks for the reminder, I really need to go back.....|