Thursday, July 3, 2008

Flower

This is a close-up of one of the colorful flowers that brighten the sidewalk and parking lot of our condo in Playa Langosta. Costa Rica is an ideal climate for tropical flowers all year, if some watering is done along the Pacific coastal areas, which have a very dry season from November to May. Costa Rica has more than 10,000 varieties of plants.

3 comments:

Nathalie said...

You need to learn the flower names and give them to us both in Spanish and English (with Latin for good measure) !

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I agree with you about the benefit of adding the names of the flowers. I actually looked for this flower in a reference book on Costa Rican plants, but this flower was not included. I will try to include the plant and flower names in future posts.

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have now, quite belatedly, figured out the type of flower shown in the photo. It appears to be a canna lily, which Wikipedia says is not actually a lily. It is native to the Western Hemisphere, from the southern U.S. through northern Argentina.

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