Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Random plant event: Neoregelia 'Gazpacho' true flowers

It's actually a little weird how identical all Neoregelia flowers turn out to be. Both pictures below can be enlarged to ridiculous proportions if opened in a new window.


This does clarify pretty well how the taxonomists can be so certain that 'Gazpacho,' 'Nuance' and 'Fireball' all belong in the same genus, though. The flowers look pretty much interchangeable.


3 comments:

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello there !
I have never seen a picture of this particular plant/flower before .. big wow ! .. especially in the new window promt .. yowzer !LOL .. great picture : )

lancetx said...

I really love this second flower photo. It's a great shot.

Chicago Spring Fling said...

mr_subjunctive,

Don't know if you've sees the posts but we're having a garden blogger meetup in Chicago this May 29th-31st. Hope you (and everyone else who sees this) can make it.