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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Passion and Cigars

Passiflora sexflora, also known as a Goat's Foot passionflower. They are rare, but quite abundant where I work. Jennifer Possley who works at Fairchild Botanical Gardens wrote an article about them . She comes out to my park fairly often to check on our Passifloras. I haven't seen any of them bloom yet.

Not really sure what kind of tree this is, but I sort of like this picture.
According to my friend Misti, this is a rare cigar orchid. I have been looking at the odd plant outside my office window for over 2 years now, and noticed for the first time that it was starting to bloom. I'll have to get out a ladder so I can get better pictures when it's in full bloom. Thanks for the ID, Misti! Come down and see it!!


Dayngr said...

Great to find your blog! Adding you to my blogroll as another neighbor. Great stuff here.

lisa marie said...

You always find the coolest things at work. :) Love the orchids. It'll be fun watching them bloom, don't forget to show is more. ♥