Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Strange flowers

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Is this the flowering of an agave?
Whatever they are, they sure are tall.
In a backyard here in Meitar.
I'm having to get used to a whole new world of plants down here in the Negev desert.
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UPDATE:  Turns out it is an aloe.  Thanks to the readers who knew and helped here.

12 comments:

Sara said...

Shalom Dina! We see those here too. I really like them but don't know what they are called. I once saw a whole hillside of them on the beach around some old dilapidated cottages. Very stunning.

Kay said...

That is awfully pretty, Dina. I'll bet they'd grow really well here in Hawaii. They really add a splash of color.

Cloudia said...

Looks like Aloe from here, you "Strange Flower" :-)



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Petrea Burchard said...

It's an aloe! We have them all over the place here. I'd be right at home in Meitar.

VP said...

I also vote for aloe: I once had two huge plants like these on my terrace...

JM said...

As some have already said, it's Aloe, which blooms around Christmas on the northern hemmisphere. You can find them everywhere here, although they are native to Southern Africa.

Anonymous said...

It's the Amazing Orange Menorah Flower, Dina! (Love from Janet at Heifer!)

Dina said...

Shalom friends and thanks for your happy thoughts here.
Thanks to the plant mavens who taught me that this flower is aloe.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful shot. It's so different from the vegetation we see here.

Eki said...

They look similar to our Pandan Laut (pandanus, crew pine)… tall and hardy with colorful flowers and fruits. Perhaps they are of the same species.

Kay said...

Aloe? Gracious! Then it would do well in Hawaii for sure.

Gunn said...

Very pretty!