Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pinuela

Pinuelas plants are relatives of the pineapple, as is apparent from this photo of the fruit. The fruit is edible, but it is sour.

They grown in the wild, and are planted in places as a natural barrier. The leaves are thick, sharp blades more than one meter long, with thorns on the edges of the leaves. No one could walk through a thicket of pinuelas plants, as they would slice up your legs and tear your clothes.

Our condo on the beach in Playa Langosta has a barrier of pinuelas plants on the back of the building to separate the building from the beach. The dense thicket of spikes and leaves keeps people from the beach from wandering up to the pool area, as we certainly would not want strangers in the pool. The plants are a little less than one meter (3 ft.) tall, allowing views of the ocean over the plants.
It is a more attractive barrier than a fence.

Today is Sunday, so we have posted new photos on Viva la Voyage.
This week we are featuring night-time photos of Budapest, Hungary.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

I'm wondering if these are edible like the pineapple.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon, it is technically edible, but is sour. I should have mentioned that and I will add it to my commentary. Thank you for your question.

Hilda said...

Much better than a fence, I think. Great idea!

Jarart said...

Pretty, edible and useful. Great!

glenda said...

Great looking fence!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very colorful. such a color of fuscia and such details.

jam said...

It indeed look like a pineapple. You have some great photos here. Would you like to exchange link with me?

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