Saturday, March 24, 2018

Plants and Flowers - #Kauai, #Hawaii - #SaturdaySnapshots

Continuing with our recent trip to Kauai, today I'm posting pictures of plants and flowers from that beautiful island. Even though a few springtime bulbs are beginning to emerge at home in the Pacific Northwest, it was such a pleasure to see so many things in bloom during our vacation. I'll do my best to identify the flora I photographed.
(Click on photos for an even closer look.)

I think this could be Pandanus tectorius, AKA "screw pine" although it
looks nothing like a pine or a screw! Several of these small trees were planted on the grounds of the resort where we stayed. The fruit is about eight inches in diameter.
Hibiscus everywhere in every color imaginable.
Clusia rosea AKA "signature tree" or "autograph tree." People scratch love notes, messages, etc., on the tree's rubbery leaves where they stay for months. We had some of these rugged trees in our yard when we lived in Miami. The autographs don't seem to harm them.

Codiaeum variegatum AKA "croton" - The sap from these plants can be toxic,
but they sure are striking. They formed a hedge along one side of our home in Miami. It was fun to see familiar (and unfamiliar) tropical plants.
I haven't been able to identify this plant. Some kind of lily?
It's obvious where the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) got its name.
This is the only one I saw in bloom during our trip.
I started to include photos of palm trees, but there are too many varieties. Maybe next week...

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  1. You caught some absolutely gorgeous flowers and plants. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I am so glad you post wonderful pictures, Sandy. It carries me away to many places I won't be visiting in person. Thanks!

  3. Thank you, Laurel-Rain and Colleen. I'm glad you enjoyed my photos.

  4. I visted Kauai many years ago and loved. I have been on 4 of the islands :) All of them beautiful.

  5. As you can see, I'm a bit behind, but I didn't want to miss more of your Kauai photos! These are beautiful! I have a photo of a bird of paradise hanging in our house that I took on our Hawaii honeymoon - 29 years ago! The flora in Hawaii is just so different from what we typically see here - gorgeous photos!


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