Saturday, March 21, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Euphorbia milii. Woody succulent with thorns. Originally
collected by King Juba II of Numidia (50BC to 19AD) who
named it after his Greek physician Euphorbus. As it was
growing there at the time it could have been used as
Christ's Crown of Thorns.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
In these days that our sunflowers are beginning to fade its nice
to remember that sunflowers live in many places. This beach
sunflower (Helianthus debilis) from the beach at Sanibel Island
was photographed in March of this year. It is a dune stabilization
ground cover which is salt water and drought tolerant.
Puteria supota. This is an ornamental evergreen tree.
The fruit has a covering like a kiwi and is eaten raw.
The flavor is described as a combination of pumpkin,
sweet potatoe, and maraschino cherry with a creamy
sweet texture. Some have prized it as an aphrodesiac.
I have not tried it yet.